First Union Corp., Charlotte, N.C., promoted Jamie Buckland to executive vice president and head of the general banking group for First Union's Florida market.
He was head of First Union's commercial real estate group for Virginia, Maryland, and Washington.
Mr. Buckland will now report to David Carroll, president of First Union's Florida operations, and will be in charge of First Union's city presidents in Florida.
In addition, Roger G. Pearce was promoted to area president in Florida for the Jacksonville/First Coast market, reporting to Price Schwenck, who leads First Union's North Florida market.
Mr. Pearce had been head of the corporate banking group in the state since 1996.