Banc of America Securities in Charlotte, N.C., has named Roger G. Hayes e-commerce market executive for municipal finance.

Mr. Hayes will focus on creating on-line distribution channels to individual investors.

He is also vice chairman of the municipal division of the Bond Market Association. He was managing director for public finance in its eastern region and is past chairman of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. He has 28 years of experience in the municipal finance business.

Banc of America Securities has also named managing directors Curtis J. Hagfeldt and Phillip D. Smith co-heads of its municipal finance department.

Mr. Hagfeldt, based in San Francisco, will manage the company's underwriting, sales, and trading functions. He was managing director and head of national sales trading and underwriting for West Coast operations and has worked at the company for 18 years.

Mr. Smith, based in Charlotte, will be in charge of public finance activities. He was national sales manager and has worked for the company for 12 years.

Banc of America Securities is the investment banking and brokerage arm of $633 billion-asset Bank of America Corp.

MIDDLE ATLANTICU.S. Bancorp Nessuah Zannex has hired Rob Goldman as a senior analyst covering Israeli-based technology companies from its Baltimore office.

Mr. Goldman was vice president of research at Josephthal & Co. in New York, where he led a team of analysts covering Israeli companies. Before joining Josephthal in 1995, he worked four years as an analyst at Chesapeake Securities Research Corp. in Baltimore.

New York-based U.S. Bancorp Nessuah Zannex, a division of U.S. Bank Investments, is a broker-dealer that focuses on Israeli companies. It is a combination of U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, a subsidiary of Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp, and Tel Aviv-based Nessuah Zannex Ltd.

SOUTHEASTLaSalle Bank has promoted W. Greg Peters to sales manager of its broker-dealer services division in Boca Raton, Fla.

Mr. Peters, 40, succeeds John Coban, who will now focus on Internet development and marketing.

Mr. Peters was head agency trader. He will keep his title of senior vice president.

He joined the bank in 1983. Earlier he was a trader at Bevill, Bresler & Schulmen in Livingston, N.J. He began his sales and trading career in 1978 at United Countries Trust Co. in Summit, N.J.

LaSalle Bank, headquartered in Chicago, is a subsidiary of Netherlands-based ABN Amro.

KPMG LLP, has hired a former vice president of First Union Corp., Bridget A. Foster, as a senior manager in its state and local tax practice in Charlotte, N.C.Ms. Foster will lead KPMG's e-commerce initiatives in the Southeast and head capital markets opportunities for banks and bank customers.

She was corporate tax manager at First Union in Charlotte, where she was in charge of all aspects of state taxes. Earlier she worked at Price Waterhouse, the predecessor to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

KPMG LLP, a New York-based accounting, tax, and counseling firm, is a subsidiary of KPMG International.

Hibernia National Bank in New Orleans has hired Mark Beardsell, Royce Matheny, and Al B. Murawski as vice presidents.Mr. Beardsell will develop quantitative credit delivery and portfolio models in the small-business risk and scoring department. He came from FleetBoston Financial Group and has three years of banking experience.

Mr. Matheny is in charge for strategic planning and marketing initiatives for six of Hibernia's 11 consumer market segments in the retail and small-business department. He was a regional manager at $1 billion-asset Iberia Bank in New Iberia, La. He was also Louisiana state chairman of the American Institute of Banking. He has 19 years of banking experience.

Mr. Murawski will work in the asset-based lending department. He was a senior vice president at Bank of America and has 30 years of banking experience.

Hibernia has also hired Mason Couvillon and Carl Olson as assistant vice presidents.

Mr. Couvillon will manage personal trust, employee benefits, and investment management agency accounts in the retail and technology department. He was a financial adviser for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. He has three years of financial experience.

Mr. Olson will work in the loan product division. He was a direct lending manager at Cincinnati-based Firstar Bank. He has 11 years of banking experience.

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