Jeremy Franco has been hired by CitySearch as an Internet business adviser in the sales department. He formerly was store manager for the Slaymaker Group. Bruce D. Ashcroft has been appointed vice president and team leader in the Salt Lake business banking center of Western Bank. He formerly was vice president of U.S. Bank. David Passey is the new assistant sales manager in the First Security Bank office in Albertsons, 2040 S. 2300 East. He is a University of Utah graduate. Cecil R. Hedger has joined the law firm of Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy as of counsel. He will work in the litigation section and employment law group. Cyndi Hatch has been promoted to assistant vice president/sys-tems manager at Guardian State Bank, where she has worked for three years. She is a liaison between the bank and the Small Business Administration. Wendy Woodward has been named assistant vice president of Zions First National Bank, where she is manager of the St. George real estate construction loan department.