Vital Processing Services, the merchant processing joint venture of Total System Services Inc. and Visa U.S.A., has named Donna Embry senior vice president of marketing.

Ms. Embry, 48, is managing corporate relations, product and service development, and planning for Vital.

She previously worked in executive positions at Financial Alliance Processing Services Inc., Louisville, Ky., and PNC Bank, Wilmington, Del.

Ms. Embry reports to Stevan Berardo, Vital's executive vice president of corporate marketing and sales.

In related company news, Vital said it had begun construction on a new 102,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in Tempe.

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