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National City Corp. in Cleveland has given two of its chief credit officers, Daniel J. Wollschlager and William R. Witler Jr., the title of executive vice president.

Both had previously held the title of senior vice president. They continue to report to Tim Lathe, president and chief executive officer of National City Bank of Michigan/Illinois.

Mr. Wollschlager is the chief credit officer for the southeast Michigan region.

He had been the senior vice president in charge of special assets for Michigan and Illinois at First of America Bank Corp. of Kalamazoo, Mich., when National City acquired it in 1998.

Before that he had been a senior vice president and the group commercial loan manager for the east region at Security Bancorp of Southgate, Mich., which First of America bought in 1993.

He has 29 years of financial services experience.

Mr. Witler is the chief credit officer for Illinois and all the Michigan markets not covered by Mr. Wollschlager. He has worked for National City and First of America for 23 years. He had been the chief commercial credit officer at First of America when National City bought it.

He has 25 years of financial services experience.


MIDDLE ATLANTICPNC Financial Services Group Inc. in Pittsburgh has named J. William Mills 3d the president of its Philadelphia and southern New Jersey region.

He assumed the presidency from Richard L. Smoot, who had been president and chief executive officer for 10 years. Mr. Smoot has retired as president and CEO but remains chairman of PNC’s regional advisory board for the 11-county area.

Mr. Mills was the executive vice president in charge of Philadelphia and southern New Jersey operations for PNC Advisors.

He had joined PNC in 1989 as the treasurer and president of PNC Funding Corp. He then became a senior vice president of fixed-income investments and in 1993 was promoted to the executive vice president in charge of capital market activities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

Before joining PNC he had been the managing director at CoreStates Financial Corp. in Philadelphia, which First Union Corp. bought in 1998. Still earlier he had been the treasurer and a senior vice president at Industrial Valley Bank and Trust Co. in Jenkintown, Pa. (which was acquired in 1986 by Fidelity Bank of Malvern, Pa., and is now part of First Union National Bank).

He began his 25-year financial services career as a vice president in the bond trading unit at Merrill Lynch Government Securities Inc.


SOUTHEASTAmsouth Bank of Birmingham, Ala., has hired Jeanine J. Hvozdovich as its senior vice president of commercial banking.

She was a senior vice president and client manager of commercial banking in Clearwater, Fla., at Bank of America Corp.

She had worked for 16 years in commercial banking at Bank of America, NationsBank Corp. (which bought the old BankAmerica Corp. in 1998), and Barnett Banks Inc., where she had started her career as a management trainee. (NationsBank bought Barnett in 1998.)

Amsouth has also hired Patricia L. Neubacher as a vice president of commercial banking. She was a vice president in Tampa at Birmingham-based SouthTrust Corp., for which she had worked for a year.

Before that she had been a vice president at Flagstar Bank in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., where she had worked for two years, and at Huntington Bank in Troy, Mich., where she had worked for six years. Still earlier she had been an assistant vice president at Manufacturers Bank of Southfield in Michigan, where she had worked for four years.

The Amsouth Bancorp subsidiary has also given Robert Shaw the title of relationship manager for commercial banking. Mr. Shaw, whose responsibilities do not change, had held the title of relationship representative. He joined the Amsouth Bancorp subsidiary in 1998 as a management associate.

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