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National City Corp. in Cleveland has promoted Scott E. Campbell to manager of charitable and endowment services for Michigan and Illinois.

He is responsible for overseeing charitable endowment officers and meeting the custody and money management needs of nonprofit companies in the two states.

He was a senior vice president based in Grand Rapids. He came to National City in 1998 when it bought First of America Bank Corp. of Kalamazoo. He had worked 12 years for First of America in posts including vice president and trust manager at First of America Bank Libertyville in Illinois and, earlier, trust administrator at First of America Bank Michigan in Kalamazoo.


SOUTHEASTFirst Union Corp. in Charlotte, N.C., has promoted Gwendolyn P. Adams, a former commissioner of finance for the U.S. Virgin Islands, to senior vice president and foundations manager for Georgia.

She heads the company's corporate contributions unit in the state and continues to manage First Union's community development lending programs there. She is based in Atlanta.

She rejoined First Union as a vice president of community development last year after four years in the Virgin Islands post.

She first joined First Union in 1993, when it bought her previous employer, National Bank of Georgia in Atlanta.


Comerica Inc. in Detroit has hired Howard L. Levy as the personal banking officer and manager of the Naples, Fla., office in its private banking group.He reports to Greg Leach, first vice president and manager of sales and services for private banking in Florida.

Mr. Levy was the law office manager at the Naples firm of Wollman, Strauss & Associates PA, where he worked for a year.

He has 24 years of financial services experience in personal lending, mortgage lending, and business banking, including lending and branch management posts at Citizens National Bank of Naples and later - after Amsouth Bancorp. of Birmingham, Ala., bought its parent company in 1994 - at Amsouth Bank of Florida.


WESTCity National Bank in Beverly Hills has hired Thomas B. Rogers as a senior vice president and the director of client relations for its South Coast region, which covers South Bay, Long Beach, Orange County, and San Diego.

He is responsible for developing and retaining key commercial and individual client relationships and represents the bank at community and philanthropic events throughout the region. He reports to Dallas Haun, executive vice president and head of the South Coast region.

Mr. Rogers, who has 25 years of financial service experience, was also named chairman of the bank's Orange County advisory committee.

He came to City National from Irvine Co. of Newport Beach, Calif., a developer of planned communities in Orange County. He was a senior vice president and treasurer at Irvine, for which he worked eight years.

Earlier he had worked at Security Pacific National Bank of Los Angeles, which Bank of America Corp. bought last year. His jobs at Security Pacific included executive vice president and division administrator of the real estate industries group and senior vice president and chief credit officer of the California corporate group


MIDDLE ATLANTICSovereign Bank in Wyomissing, Pa., has promoted Joseph Whalen, who had been president of its commercial banking group for five years, to vice chairman of commercial banking.

Mr. Whalen, who has 40 years of banking experience, will now be responsible for all business development activities.

Barry Linington succeeded Mr. Whalen as president of the group. Mr. Linington, who had been the executive vice president of commercial banking for five years, has 30 years of banking experience.

Both began their banking careers at First Pennsylvania Bank in Philadelphia.

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