FRANKLIN NATIONAL Bank, Washington, said Joseph B. Gildenhorn, former ambassador to Switzerland, has been named to its board of directors.

Mr. Gildenhorn was a founding partner of Brown, Gildenhorn & Jacobs, a Washington law firm specializing in real estate law. He was also a founding officer of the JBG Cos., a diversified real estate development and management company in Washington. He has also worked as vice chairman of Sovran/DC National Bank and as a director of Sovran Financial Corp.

In addition, the bank announced the following promotions: Kim Ray and Gloria M. Reyes to senior vice president; Carol L. Nieman and John P. Reiter, and Rose H. Sadowski to vice president; and Susan F. Pascal to loan administration officer.

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