NationsBank Florida, the Miami-based unit of NationsBank Corp., Charlotte, N.C., appointed Joan Tukey to the newly created post of senior vice president and statewide business development officer in commercial banking.

Robb Hilson succeeds her as senior vice president and commercial banking manager for NationsBank in Dade County.

Ms. Tukey is responsible for NationsBank's effort to become a financial adviser to business customers throughout Florida.

Mr. Hilson was senior banking executive for Palm Beach County and manager of commercial banking for Palm Beach and Orlando since 1993. Bill Helmly, who headed the private client group in Palm Beach, succeeds Mr. Hilson as senior banking executive.

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