Bank America Inc. has appointed Richard K. Struthers vice chairman.

Most recently Mr. Struthers, 41, was chairman of MBNA Marketing Services Inc.

Mr. Struthers has 19 years of experience in the financial industry and was a member of the management team that established MBNA in 1982.

The bank said his appointment reflects increasing responsibilities for MBNA's regional operations in Baltimore; Boca Raton, Fla.; Camden, Maine; Cleveland; and Dallas.

MBNA will also open an office on the West Coast later this year.

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