William Boardman, senior executive vice president of Banc One Corp., was elected a director of Checkfree Corp.

Peter J. Kight, Checkfree's chairman and chief executive officer, said Mr. Boardman brings "an extensive background in banking, finance, and law."

Noting that the banker also is a Visa board member, Mr. Kight said Mr. Boardman "has the ability to represent and provide insight into the entire financial services industry."

Mr. Boardman, a former practicing attorney, has spent 12 years at Banc One, where he oversees acquisitions and administrative functions.

Checkfree, a provider of electronic banking and payment systems, was founded in 1981 and went public last September. Like Banc One, it is based in Columbus, Ohio.

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