Colonial Bank-South Florida, Miami, an affiliate of Colonial Bancgroup, hired Cecilia DeZarraga-Rivero as senior vice president and market executive for southern Miami-Dade County.

She will oversee business development for five branches.

Ms. Rivero, who has nearly 15 years' banking experience, was a senior vice president and private-client executive at Barnett Bank, which was bought by NationsBank Corp. in January. She was responsible there for banking, investment, and credit services to domestic and international high-net-worth clients.

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