Union Planters Bank has also hired a Barnett and NationsBank veteran, Robert Schweitzer, as president for Broward and Palm Beach counties in Florida.
He will run the Memphis bank's existing branches there and the two Broward County branches it will acquire this summer when it buys Miami- based Republic Banking Corp. (Republic also has 25 branches in the Miami- Dade area.)
Mr. Schweitzer was NationsBank's director of corporate banking in Jacksonville and an executive vice president. He held the same title at Barnett.
Before he joined Barnett, Mr. Schweitzer led Coopers & Lybrand's real estate, construction, and environmental consulting practice in Washington. Earlier he worked for First National Bank of Chicago.
Union Planters is a subsidiary of $33.7 billion-asset Union Planters Corp.