Visa International has named David F. Demarest head of corporate relations and corporate communications, effective April 14.

Mr. Demarest will lead both internal and external communications.

He will report to Visa president and chief executive officer Malcolm Williamson.

Mr. Demarest joins Visa after five years in the corporate communications department at BankAmerica Corp. Before that he was a communications director in the White House under President Bush and served as assistant secretary of labor for public and intergovernmental affairs in the Reagan administration.

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