Fleet Financial Group, Boston, said Jody M. Blatman had been named executive vice president and director of planning and administration in its retail banking division.

Mr. Blatman is responsible for staff performance, training, and retail distribution systems.

He reports to Roy L. Lever, the division's director, who is responsible for managing Fleet's 1,200 branches.

Mr. Blatman had been managing Fleet's integration of former Natwest Bank systems in New York and New Jersey. Fleet completed that job in June.

Earlier he was director of technology and business support systems for Natwest's private clients and its investment and insurance groups. Before he joined Natwest in 1992, Mr. Blatman was district manager for 11 Citibank branches in New York.

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