National City Bank, Cleveland, a subsidiary of National City Corp., has hired Gary Chontos as a vice president and portfolio manager in the capital advisers market of its private client group.

Mr. Chontos was a portfolio manager with Mellon Bank Corp.'s private capital management division.

There he managed endowment and foundation accounts as well as those of high-net-worth clients.

Before he joined Mellon he was with Westinghouse Electric Corp.

The bank also rehired Maggie Dempsey as a vice president and health-care market executive in the private client group. She will lead a team of advisers to provide health-care professionals and organizations with wealth management-services.

Ms. Dempsey had joined National City in 1986 as a management trainee but left in 1991 to join Star Bank as a vice president in its private banking group.

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