Benjamin P. Jenkins 3d describes himself as a player-coach - someone who is "not just on the sidelines giving instructions, but in the game trying to help."

Mr. Jenkins' hands-on management style will be tested to the fullest in his new job as president and chief operating officer of Roanoke, Va.-based Dominion Bankshares Corp., which has agreed to be acquired by First Union Corp. Mr. Jenkins had been president of First Union's Georgia Bank.

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