Hibernia National Bank, New Orleans, the principal subsidiary of Hibernia Corp., has promoted Mario A. Gonzalez and Tom Ferriss to vice president.

Mr. Gonzalez is responsible for consumer loan customers in New Orleans, and Mr. Ferriss manages a bank branch in Kenner, La.

Additionally, Hibernia hired Byron Huff as vice president of corporate planning, responsible for interest rate risk analysis. Mr. Huff had been a vice president with Firstar Bank.

Diane Gros was hired as assistant vice president in retail banking at the Houma branch. Ms. Gros was an office manager with Regions Bank.

M. Carol Ward was hired as vice president of small-business banking for Hibernia National. Ms. Ward, who has 17 years of lending experience, was a finance manager with the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission.

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