Mellon Financial Corp. of Pittsburgh, formerly Mellon Bank Corp., has promoted Vicary M. Graham to senior vice president and named her to its retail financial services senior management committee.

Ms. Graham is one of two national sales managers of the jumbo mortgage group at Boston Co., a Mellon subsidiary.

She joined Boston Co. in 1983; Mellon bought it 10 years later.

Before going to work for Boston Co., Ms. Graham was a mortgage account officer at Bank of New England, which Fleet Financial Corp., now part of FleetBoston Financial, bought in 1991.

MIDWEST

Wells Fargo Educational Financial Services in Sioux Falls, S.D., has hired Beth A. Dinndorf as senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Ms. Dinndorf spent the last 16 years at U.S. Bank in St. Paul, managing its special assets group, indirect auto, and -- most recently -- student loans. She has 26 years of financial services experience.

National City Corp. in Cleveland has named vice president Scott D. Kremer to lead its newly formed institutional trust sales group.

The group is meant to free relationship managers from generating new business, so they can spend more time serving current customers, the company said.

Mr. Kremer was in charge of the new business development group in the retirement plan services portion of National City's institutional trust business.

He came to National City early last year when it bought First of America Bank Corp. of Kalamazoo, Mich. Mr. Kremer had joined First of America in October 1997 as senior vice president.

SOUTHEAST

SunTrust Banks Inc. in Atlanta has named C. Gene Kirby Jr. as director of Internet and e-business services.

He will oversee Internet banking strategies and develop the staff and resources required to carry out long-term initiatives in electronic business, SunTrust said.

Mr. Kirby was executive vice president and head of retail banking at SunTrust's metropolitan Washington region.

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