William J. Barr, president of the Smart Card Forum, announced the election of five new board members and of Bryan Ichikawa of Certicom Corp. as vice president.

Mr. Ichikawa is director of marketing, smart cards, for Certicom, a Canadian-owned data encryption systems company.

The new directors, installed at the recent forum annual meeting in San Francisco, are Louis Gasparini, senior vice president, Wells Fargo Bank; Allen Gilstrap, vice president, electronic commerce, American Express Co.; Michael Love, vice president, relationship access product, First Union Corp.; Michael Tempora, vice president, U.S. chip card business, MasterCard International; and Bette Wasserman, vice president, Bank of America.

Still on it are past presidents Catherine Allen of the Banking Industry Technology Secretariat and Jean McKenna of Visa International, as well as representatives of Bull Smart Cards and Terminals, Citibank, Gemplus, Mondex USA, Spyrus, and several others.

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