Community First Bankshares, Fargo, N.D., hired a Banc One Corp. executive to be senior vice president and regional manager of the 29 Arizona and Utah offices it is buying from the Ohio banking company.

Cynthia U. Davis is vice president and commercial loan officer at Bank One in Arizona and will take up her new job when the deal closes, which is expected in January. She will be based in Phoenix.

Ms. Davis earlier was a regional manager for Bank One, overseeing 36 retail and commercial branches in northern Arizona.

Before joining Banc One in 1987, she held management posts at First Interstate Bank (Idaho and Arizona), Continental Bank of Arizona, and Bank of America in California.

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