Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, a subsidiary of Fifth Third Bancorp, promoted seven people to vice president.

Linda Appelbaum is a financial/operations audit manager. She coordinates the auditing of the bank's commercial, consumer lending, retail, and data processing business lines. She joined Fifth Third in 1993 from Ernst & Young, where she was an audit supervisor.

Wendy Barngrover is the operations controller. She joined the bank in 1995 from Price Waterhouse.

Adrian Breen manages the commercial lending business in Butler County, Ohio. He joined the bank in 1988 and has been a commercial loan officer.

Richard E. Bloss is the Midwest Payment Systems post on-line support manager. He is responsible for custom reporting and systems conversion support as well as settlement, billing, and account posting for bank and merchant customers. He joined the bank in 1987 from Quantum Chemical Corp.

Patricia L. Heaton is manager for data security and disaster recovery. She joined Fifth Third in 1980 as computer operations manager.

William D. Hummel is manager of the structured finance department, which provides asset-based financing to Midwest businesses. Mr. Hummel rejoined the bank in March from PNC Bank, where he was senior vice president and the western region marketing head of PNC Business Credit.

Carla C. McGuire is a senior portfolio manager. She is in charge of the Fountain Square U.S. Government Securities Fund, the bank's liquid asset management portfolios, and active fixed-income accounts. She joined the bank in 1992 from Boatmen's Bancshares.

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