SunTrust Bank North Florida, Jacksonville, a unit of SunTrust Banks of Florida, has named John R. Schmitt president.

Mr. Schmitt was a senior vice president and group manager for corporate banking at SunTrust Bank Central Florida. He joined the Central Florida unit in 1989.

Mr. Schmitt was hired by SunTrust in 1984 as an assistant vice president in the corporate banking department and was promoted to vice president the following year. In 1987, he was named senior vice president and senior lending officer in the community banking division, based in Brevard County.

SunTrust Banks of Florida is a subsidiary of SunTrust Banks Inc., Atlanta.

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