National City Corp. in Cleveland has named Amanda Fox manager of its Mentor Mall, Ohio, branch.

She succeeded Rick Contipelli, who has left the company.

Ms. Fox participated in the company's retail management development program for two years. She reports to Tammy McIntosh, the executive in charge of the company's northeast and east areas.

Irwin Financial Corp. in Columbus, Ind., has promoted Robert H. Griffith to president and CEO of its Irwin Mortgage Corp.

He succeeded Rick L. McGuire, who remains vice chairman of Irwin Mortgage.

Mr. Griffith, 42, was an executive vice president and the chief operating officer at Irwin Mortgage, which he joined in 1986. He has 17 years of mortgage experience.

He reports to John Nash, president of Irwin Financial and chairman of its mortgage subsidiary.

MIDDLE ATLANTICFirst Union Securities of Charlotte, N.C., has hired Scott Schaevitz as a managing director and the head of real estate advisory in its real estate investment banking group.

He is based in New York and reports to Lawrence Gray, head of the group.

Mr. Schaevitz held a similar position at Prudential Securities, where he worked for eight years. Before that he had held posts at Shearson Lehman Brothers and E.F. Hutton & Co. He has 13 years of mortgage experience.

Bear, Stearns & Co. in New York has hired Elizabeth Eveillard as a senior managing director in the retail and apparel group of its investment banking division.She reports to David Edwab, another senior managing director, who was hired last month to run the group.

Ms. Eveillard was a managing director and the head of the retail industry group at PaineWebber, where she worked for 12 years. She has 28 years of investment banking experience and specializes in retail banking.

PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York has hired Annette Smith as a partner in its Washington National Tax Services practice.Ms. Smith was a deputy to the tax legislative counsel in the Treasury Department's tax policy office. In that role she was a liaison between the tax policy office, the congressional tax writing committees, governmental departments and agencies, industry groups, and professional organizations on the development, analysis, and implementation of domestic tax policy through legislative initiatives, regulations, and revenue rulings and procedure.

She worked for the Treasury for five years.

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