Pacific Century Financial Corp. has hired Lori L. McCarney as executive vice president and director of marketing. Ms. McCarney, senior vice president and director of marketing at Wells Fargo & Co., will begin her new job on July 30.

"I'm excited about working in a market that has a lot of opportunities and challenges, and with an organization that has been a leader in Hawaii for a long time," Ms. McCarney said in an interview Thursday. Ms. McCarney joined the former BankAmerica Corp. as director of marketing services in 1992, leaving for Wells Fargo in March 1998.

Ms. McCarney began her advertising career in 1975 as an account executive with McCann-Erickson in Seattle, where she ran Wells Fargo's account. Before joining BankAmerica she was director of client services for INS Advertising in Portland, Ore.

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