U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray in Minneapolis has hired Cary Robinson as the senior technology research analyst in charge of communication services companies in its equity capital markets division.

Mr. Robinson had been the analyst in charge of the telecommunications and Internet infrastructure services sector at American Express Financial Advisors for four years.

The U.S. Bancorp unit hired him at the rank of vice president. He reports to Thomas S. Schreier, director of equity research.

Bank One Corp. in Chicago has hired Bobbie Gregg as a senior vice president and the compliance director in its law, compliance, and government relations department.She reports to Christine Edwards, the company’s legal officer and general counsel.

Ms. Gregg, 44, had worked for four years at Sears, Roebuck and Co. of Chicago. She had been a vice president and deputy general counsel and, before that, its first chief compliance officer.

Earlier she had been an associate in the Chicago law firm of Rothschild, Barry & Myers for two years and an assistant U.S. attorney.

PricewaterhouseCoopers has named Lloyd E. Voneiff, a partner since 1987, to lead its U.S. investment management industry group and be the U.S. representative on its global investment management team.He succeeded Peter Drotch, who retired last month.

Mr. Voneiff, 46, was the head of the firm’s Midwest and Southwest investment management groups. He is based in Chicago and has worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and its predecessors for 24 years.

The firm also named Gene Donnelly, a partner since 1989, to head its Americas transaction services group, which provides support for cross-border acquisitions and financing transactions for clients in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Mr. Donnelly, 42, was in charge of developing value-identification services for corporate clients. He succeeded Frank Brown, who was named global leader of the firm’s assurance and business advisory services.

National City Corp. in Cleveland has hired Joseph Cartellone, vice president and senior business consultant of enterprisewide initiatives for Chase Manhattan Bank, as vice president and national sales manager for its own home equity business.He reports to E. Kennedy Carter Jr., senior vice president of consumer finance.

Mr. Cartellone, who is based in Cleveland, has 19 years of mortgage banking and consumer lending experience.

MIDDLE ATLANTICLehman Brothers in New York has hired Nathan Wiesenfeld, managing director and head of new issue and secondary underwriting marketing at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Inc., to co-lead its global equity syndicate.

Mr. Wiesenfeld and Timothy Gould, his co-head, are responsible for overseeing the firm’s daily equity syndicate initiatives, including the marketing and execution of equity-linked new issues. They report to James Miller and Larry Wieseneck, co-heads of U.S. equity capital markets, and Tim Lindberg, head of European equity capital markets.

Mr. Wiesenfeld has 15 years of equity experience.

Deloitte & Touche in New York has hired Paul C. Wirth, KPMG LLP’s lead service partner for its client Citigroup Inc., as national banking industry director.He reports to Bill Freda, managing partner for financial services.

Mr. Wirth, who started his career at KPMG, has 20 years of experience in banking, finance, investment banking, securities, and investment management services.

SOUTHEASTRegions Financial Corp. in Birmingham has changed Voutric McBride’s title from supervisor of the company’s international division to international banking officer.

Her responsibilities did not change, but she now reports to Bill Brooks, vice president of financial services.

Ms. McBride has held the post at $43 billion-asset Regions for three years. She has 11 years of banking experience.

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