Northern Trust Corp., Chicago, has hired Dan E. Phelps as senior vice president and general auditor.

Since 1985, Mr. Phelps had held a similar position at Marshall & Ilsley Corp., Milwaukee.

He replaces Daniel S. O'Keefe, who now heads worldwide operations at Northern Trust.

Bank of America Securities Inc., Chicago, the investment banking subsidiary of BankAmerica Corp., has hired F. Joseph Messina as senior energy analyst for the gas and pipeline industries.

Mr. Messina was managing director at Moody's Investors Services' energy group in New York. He was responsible for credit ratings of global energy companies.

Before joining Moody's, he was a relationship manager at Bank of America, San Francisco, responsible for marketing corporate finance products and services for the aerospace and energy industries.

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