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Colonial Bank South Florida, Miami, a subsidiary of Colonial Bancgroup, Montgomery, Ala., has hired Barnett Bank executive Nancy Marquez as its Miami-Dade County president.

Ms. Marquez will oversee Colonial's 11 Miami-Dade branches, with particular responsibilities in domestic and international private banking.

She was group senior vice president and director of the private banking division at Barnett Bank's South Florida region, which she created and managed.

Ms. Marquez joined Barnett Bank in 1977 as a vice president and manager of its Miami-Dade County main branch. Its parent, Barnett Banks Inc., was bought by NationsBank Corp. in January.

Colonial of South Florida also hired Hugo A. Rivera Sr. as vice president, Miami Beach branch manager, and commercial loan officer. Mr. Rivera had been a vice president and senior corporate loan officer at BankAtlantic in Miami.

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