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Reflections Of A Steel City Banker

James Rohr, who in April retired as CEO of PNC Financial Services Group, has always seemed a little more folksy and unpretentious than his big-bank peers. Colleagues like to tell the story about the time he belly-rolled into the back seat of a rented bright-red minivan when the seatback failed to fold down. “On Wall Street, no one would have even gotten into that car,” let alone do gymnastics in it, recalled William Demchak, 49, Rohr’s right-hand man for more than a decade and his replacement as CEO, in a 2008 interview. “Here’s the chairman. He’s not making anyone else...