James H. Blanchard, chairman and chief executive officer of Synovus Financial Corp. of Columbus, Ga., will take over as chairman of the board of the Banking Industry Technology Secretariat at the group's annual meeting next month.

Mr. Blanchard, who was elected in September to a two-year term, will succeed Edward E. Crutchfield, the chairman and CEO of First Union Corp. The succession will take place at the Financial Services Roundtable's annual meeting, which is set for April 6-8 in Phoenix. BITS is a division of the Financial Services Roundtable, and it advises top executives on technology and payment infrastructure issues.

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