The unexpected resignation last month of H. Robert Heller as president and chief executive of Visa U.S.A. suddenly put a spotlight on Carl F. Pascarella, who was named immediately to succeed Mr. Heller.

That spotlight becomes literal next Wednesday in Washington, where Mr. Pascarella, like MasterCard U.S.A. president Peter S.P. Dimsey, makes his first major address at the American Bankers Association's national bank card conference.

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