Horst Fuellenkemper and John Paul Garber have been named joint chief executive officers of the New York-based North American division of Westdeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale.

WestLB has about $10 million of assets in the United States, primarily centered in a full-service branches at its New York headquarters and in offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Toronto.

Mr. Fuellenkemper has been a managing director of the New York branch since 1989, responsible for corporate finance, marketing, and credit.

Mr. Garber joined WestLB in 1991 from J.P. Morgan Securities. New York, a subsidiary of Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. He has been a managing director at WestLB's New York branch.

MIDDLE ATLANTIC

National Westminster Bancorp Inc., Jersey City, said Gordon A. Oliosi has been elected an executive vice president.

Mr. Oliosi will be responsible for branch banking in Natwest's community banking group, where he will oversee the organization's 260 branch offices.

Kenneth L. Spangler has joined the bank as senior vice president in charge of the organization's newly created law division.

He oversees legal matters relating to commercial lending and real estates areas. His office is in Manhattan.

Mr. Spangler had been senior vice president and general counsel to Blount Inc.

Debra Abrams has been named a vice president. She is a generalist in the human resources group, responsible for employee relations and professional recruitment for Natwest's financial markets and private clients and investment management groups.

Named assistant vice presidents were Daniel Fiacco, who had responsibilities in the systems suppport services area; Michael Gluckman, manager of retail networks in the data communications department; Tony Pollina, a systems consultant in the retail demand deposit area, and William Mackay, a financial consultant in Natwest Investor Services.

Also, Cynthia Linden-Sachs, a portfolio manager in the Empire State division, New York City, Edward Limoli, a regional administration specialist in the northern region, and Richard J. Bless, a marketing loan officer in Natwest's asset-based lending division with responsibilities for portfolio management and new business development.

Stephen P. Falci has been named assistant vice president of National Westminster Bank USA, New York, and John W. Boekell assistant vice president of National Westminster Bank NJ, Jersey City.

American Express Travel Related Services Co. Inc., New York, a subsidiary of American Express Co., has appointed John Yates to the newly created post of senior vice president, vendor management systems.

Mr. Yates, who joined the company from General Electric, will have overall management responsibility for the company's new purchasing card system.

Ten large corporations are now testing the purchasing card in a pilot project.

Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, has appointed Douglas E. Anderson to senior vice president. Mr. Anderson is broker/dealer executive for global risk management.

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said James M. Mead, president and chief executive officer of Capital Blue Cross, Harrisburg, Pa., has been appointed chairman of the board for 1994.

Mr. Mead joined the board in 1991 and is currently its deputy chairman.

United States Trust Co., New York, said Clive R. Tobin has joined the company as a senior vice president and head of its newly-created risk management services department.

The department is designing an annuity product and offering existing risk advisory services to clients.

Mr. Tobin had been president of Acadia Risk Management and Rockefeller Insurance Co. for seven years.

Midlantic Corp., Edison, N.J., has elected Marcy Syms to its board of directors.

Ms Syms is president and chief operating officer of Syms Corp., a clothing and accessories retailer.

WEST

Sumitomo Bank of California, San Francisco, said Arne F. Olson has joined the bank's commercial banking division as vice president and senior relationship manager.

Prior to joining Sumitomo, Mr. Olson spent five year with Bank of the West's technology industries and general industries departments.

Sumitomo's commercial banking division, with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Huntington Beach, was formed to establish banking relationships with middle-market companies in the $5 million to $250 million annual sales range.

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