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Compass Banks of Texas Inc., Houston, has promoted Artie W. Burnett to regional executive of Texas community banking.

Mr. Burnett will be responsible for the community banking network for central and eastern Texas, Bryan/College Station, and Waco. He joined Compass in 1990 and had been senior vice president and manager of credit administration.

Bryce R. Lensing was hired to succeed him as executive vice president and manager of loan administration. He will be responsible for credit policy and procedures for Compass' Texas franchise and will manage the credit approval process in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and at Compass' community banks.

Mr. Lensing was formerly at First Interstate Bancorp, as executive vice president and group manager in Houston

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