The Smart Card Industry Association has elected Charles Cagliostro of Cardtronics Inc. the chairman of its board of directors.

Mr. Cagliostro is a new member of the board and succeeds Jim Lout of Precis Smart Card Systems Inc. as chairman.

Peter Quadagno of Quadagno & Associates Inc. is vice chairman, Jonathan Adams of Schlumberger Smart Card & Systems secretary, and Ben Miller of Cardtech/Securtech treasurer, SCIA announced.

The trade association also elected Thomas Alvich of Bank of America, Bill Norwood of Cybermark Inc., and Gilles Lisimaque of Gemplus Group to three-year terms on its 10-person board.

This year, SCIA plans initiatives to accelerate inclusion of smart card readers with personal computer and wireless handsets, Mr. Cagliostro said. He also announced the publication of a members-only newsletter, Monograph.

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