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SunTrust Bank Tampa Bay, a unit of SunTrust Banks Inc., Atlanta, has hired Edward Cole Jr. and Terese M. Gaffney as vice presidents.

Mr. Cole, with 20 years' banking experience, was hired as a direct consumer lending manager. He came from NationsBank in Tampa-previously Barnett Bank-where he was a consumer production supervisor and recreational vehicle manager. Barnett was bought by NationsBank in January.

Ms. Gaffney will work in the personal administration department of SunTrust's Dunedin, Fla., office. She had been an assistant vice president in trust administration at SouthTrust Asset Management Co., a subsidiary of SouthTrust Corp., Birmingham, Ala. She has 19 years of banking experience, including 15 in trust administration.

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