Huntington National Bank in Columbus, Ohio, has named Patrick W. Kelly, a senior vice president, as the credit officer of its northern region, which covers Cleveland, Toledo, Ashland, Mansfield, Dover, Kent, Burton, Wadsworth, Bowling Green and Woodville.

He is responsible for credit quality and credit administration of the bank's corporate, business banking, and private financial group operations in the region.

Mr. Kelly was the credit officer for the bank's central region, which covers Columbus. Since joining Huntington in 1983, he has held such jobs as a corporate banking lender, a business-banking lending officer, and the banking office manager of the bank's Columbus market.

MIDDLE ATLANTICHSBC USA Inc. in New York has named Joseph M. Petri as the head of treasury for HSBC Bank USA and Michael Bussey as the chief executive of the bank's international private banking.

They will succeed Elias Saal, the president and CEO of HSBC Bank USA's treasury and international private banking in the Americas. Mr. Saal will retire in February but will serve as a consultant on international private banking and treasury.

Mr. Petri joined HSBC in April as an executive managing director and the head of sales for the company's investment banking and markets in the Americas. He was responsible for managing the group's investment banking products and relationships with institutional clients in Canada, the United States, and Latin America.

Before that he had been the president of Summit Capital Advisors, a Princeton, N.J., hedge fund. Still earlier he had worked at Merrill Lynch & Co., where he had held such jobs as the president of Merrill Lynch Government Securities and Global Foreign Exchange and the head of global institutional sales.

Mr. Bussey was the CEO of HSBC Republic Europe/Middle East and was responsible for HSBC's global private banking business in London, Geneva, the Channel Islands, Dubai, Cyprus, Italy, France, and Luxembourg. He has been with HSBC since 1980.

SOUTHEASTComerica Inc. in Detroit has hired Andrew Starostecki as a vice president and the market manager of the Sarasota, Fla., office.

He is responsible for trust and investment management of new and existing business in Sarasota. He reports to Greg Leach, first vice president and sales manager of Comerica private banking in Florida.

Mr. Starostecki was the vice president of the private client group at Provident Bank of Florida in Sarasota. He has 12 years of personal banking and trust services experience in the state.

WESTSanwa Bank California in Los Angeles has hired Jerry Verdi as a vice president and wealth management consultant.

He is in charge of clients in the Rosemead, Covina, Chino, Rancho Cucamonga, and Pica Rivera areas with assets of $1 million or more to invest. He is also the primary contact for customers interested in individual portfolio management, trust, business life insurance, and retirement plans.

Mr. Verdi was the senior presenter of retirement planning at Charles Schwab Institutional Retirement Planning Services. Before that he had been a regional electronic brokerage manager at Charles Schwab & Co., and still earlier a financial adviser at Interfirst Capital Corp., which is now owned by DPC Inc. in Dallas.

Sanwa Bank has $9 billion of assets.

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