CINCINNATI (AP) _ Gibson Greetings Inc. said Tuesday that William Flaherty, a former FMR Corp. executive, has been elected vice president and chief financial officer. He succeeds Ward Cavanaugh, who is retiring.

Flaherty had been vice president and treasurer of FMR Corp., the parent company of Boston-based Fidelity Investments Group.

Cincinnati-based Gibson makes and distributes greeting cards and gift wrap.