Huntington National Bank in Columbus, Ohio, has hired Daniel E. Klimas to be its northern Ohio president.

He is responsible for banking operations in Cleveland, Toledo, Ashland, Mansfield, Dover, Kent, Burton, Wadsworth, Bowling Green, and Woodville.

He was a partner at Deloitte Consulting, a New York e-business consulting firm where he assisted financial institutions in strategy, organizational design, and change management.

Before that he had worked at KeyCorp in Cleveland for 12 years. His jobs there included executive vice president of corporate strategy, vice chairman of private banking and investing, president of the Cuyahoga East district, and senior vice president of electronic banking.

MIDDLE ATLANTICPNC Bank in Pittsburgh has reassigned executive vice president Joan Gulley, who has been the deputy manager of its retail bank since 1998, to lead business banking, which serves companies with up to $10 million of revenue.

The bank, which is trying to expand in this market, said Ms. Gulley will deploy new products and services. She continues to report to chief executive officer Joseph C. Guyaux.

Before becoming deputy manager of the retail bank Ms. Gulley had been director of strategic planning for the holding company, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. Still earlier she was chairman and chief executive of its wealth management business in New England.

She came to PNC 14 years ago from a senior vice presidency at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, where she had worked 16 years.

Reporting to Ms. Gulley will be executive vice president James Graham, who was named deputy manager of business banking. This assignment expands Mr. Graham’s duties; he has been in charge of small-business banking since 1998.

Mr. Graham has also been named head of strategic planning at PNC Bank, which hired him in 1992 to head large corporate and treasury management services.

Before joining the Pittsburgh company, Mr. Graham had worked for two Bank of America Corp. predecessors. He came to PNC from the old BankAmerica Corp., where he was managing director of global payment services. Before that he had been a vice president and relationship manager at Boatmen’s National Bank of St. Louis. (NationsBank Corp. bought Boatmen’s years later, then bought BankAmerica and renamed itself Bank of America Corp.)

Mellon Financial Corp. in Pittsburgh has named Robert J. Rhile chairman, president, and chief executive officer of its Mellon Bank Delaware.He is in charge of the bank’s network of 19 traditional and supermarket banking sites in the state.

Mr. Rhile was also named head of Mellon’s community banks in Harrisburg, Wilkes-Barre, State College, and Erie, Pa. He will also oversee the parent company’s retail financial services for consumers and small businesses in those areas.

He was a district sales manager of Mellon’s southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey operations. He joined the bank in 1992 and has 40 years of banking experience.

He reports to Lisa B. Binder, senior vice president and head of regional consumer banking for Mellon Retail Financial Services.

WESTSanwa Bank California in Los Angeles has promoted John C. Hyche, head of the syndications department in its commercial banking group, to senior vice president.

Mr. Hyche, who was a vice president, created the syndications department two years ago.

Before creating the syndications department he had been a vice president and team leader of the insurance and financial services lending group in Sanwa’s Los Angeles commercial banking center. He joined the bank in 1990 as an assistant vice president and senior financial analyst in the U.S. corporate finance division.

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