Mr. Garrity, the incoming chairman of the Association of National Advertisers, has been at the center of Compaq advertising and communications since 1992. He ended a long career at IBM that year to join Compaq on its remarkable ride to become No. 1 worldwide in sales of PCs and servers. Calls to Mr. Garrity and Compaq were not immediately returned; efforts to reach First Union weren't successful.
Copyright February 1997, Crain Communications Inc.