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Klaus G. Dorfi was named chairman and chief executive officer of the Atlantic Mutual Cos., succeeding Kenneth J. Gorman, who retired from the New York-based insurer March 31. Kermit C. Smith was named president and chief operating officer of Atlantic Mutual. He assumes Mr. Dorfi's previous positions.

In other insurer changes:

E. Wayne Ratz named senior vp and chief information officer for Harleysville Group Inc. and Har-leysville Mutual Insurance Co. in Harleysville, Pa.

Kristian P. Moor, president of American International Group Inc.'s National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., named to the additional post of senior vp-domestic general insurance for AIG.

Matthew Peller named executive vp responsible for all products distributed through the wholesale broker system for Gryphon Insurance Group in Woodland Hills, Calif. Also at Gryphon, Kathryn Suchomel named chief underwriting officer, with responsibilities for all products distributed through the managing general agency system.

Allendale Mutual Insurance Co. named three new senior vps: Roland J. Bonitati, marketing in Johnston, R.I.; Perry R. Brazeau, manager-Canadian Operations in Toronto; and Kerras W. Campbell, operations manager in New York.

Also at Allendale, Norman L. Belgarde named vp in Johnston, R.I., and Benoit Charbonneau named vp-operations manager in Montreal.

Thomas E. Hoeg named executive vp and COO at Amerisure Cos. in Farmington Hills, Mich.


Donald P. Koziol named president of Aon Specialty Group Inc., the specialty brokerage subsidiary of Aon Group Inc. in Chicago.

Francis Hong named vp-information services for USI Insurance Services Corp. in San Francisco.

Craig Morris named vp at the Costa Mesa, Calif., branch of Johnson & Higgins.

Scott R. Heldfond named president and CEO of Frank Crystal & Co. of California Inc. in San Francisco. Mr. Heldfond, who fills a new position with the brokerage, previously was a partner and managing director of Hales Capital Advisors. Also at Frank Crystal, David K. Beyer and Bruce A. Poitevin named vps-technology, business group.

Thomas J. Cook named president and CEO of Acordia of Northeast Ohio Inc. Mr. Cook, formerly chief financial officer and treasurer, succeeds Dwight Kollmeier, who resigned from the Cleveland based-broker.

At Acordia/Rauh, J. Paul Brophy named president-Acordia Financial Services of Cincinnati Inc. and Jack B. Matthews and Steven R. Schneider named vps-commercial lines.

Paul La Bounty joined the Robert F. Driver Co. Inc. as vp-employee benefits division in San Diego. Previously, Mr. La Bounty was group manager of San Diego's Blue Cross Large Group Sales office.


Edward D. Norris named president and CEO of Signet Star Holdings Inc., the reinsurance subsidiary of W.R. Berkley Corp. in Greenwich, Conn. Mr. Norris, formerly president of Monitor Liability Managers Inc., Berkley's professional liability insurance subsidiary, succeeds Clement S. Dwyer Jr., who resigned to pursue other interests.

Douglas J. Powers assumes Mr. Norris' position at Monitor Liability Managers.

Laura A.W. Jensen named vp-Argentina and AnneMarie Ryan named vp at Transatlantic Reinsurance Co. in New York.

Christian Svendsgaard joined Swiss Re America as senior pricing actuary and member of senior management in New York.

Thomas J. Gallagher named president and COO of Everest Reinsurance Holdings Inc. and its subsidiary, Everest Reinsurance Co. in Newark, N.J. William A. Fischer and Steve A. Mestman named senior vps.

Stephen G. Tirney named president and COO of PMA Reinsurance Corp. in Philadelphia.

Scott F. Galiardo named senior vp and chief actuary of Odyssey Reinsurance Corp. in New York.

Bud Volberding named senior vp-West Coast operations of CIGNA HealthCare in Glendale, Calif. Most recently, Mr. Volberding was president and chief executive officer of United HealthCare of California.

Also at CIGNA HealthCare, Douglas E. Klinger named president of CIGNA Dental Health Inc. and senior vp in charge of CIGNA HealthCare's dental business. He is based in Bloomfield, Conn.

Mary Gilligan named vp-commercial operations of Health Net, the Woodland Hills, Calif.-based health maintenance organization. Previously, Ms. Gilligan was senior vp-systems and operations at a Blues plan in the Washington, D.C., area.

George R. Mark named chief financial officer of HealthAmerica of Central Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, Pa.


Joseph P. Tallman named president and COO of Access Health Inc., the Rancho Cordova, Calif.-based health care service provider. Mr. Tallman succeeds Thomas E. Gardner, who resigned earlier this month.

Bruce J. Klug named retirement practice leader for the Milwaukee office of William M. Mercer Inc.

JoAnn C. Crenshaw named vp-national sales, marketing and account management at MetraComp Inc., the Tampa, Fla.-based pro-vider of workers compensation services.

Carol Zoellner, director of risk management for Palm Beach County, Fla., was named president-elect of the Arlington, Va.-based Public Risk Management Assn.

Douglas H. Hartman, a 20-year veteran of risk management, established his own New York-based risk management consulting practice targeting middle market companies, health care providers and institutions.

Dr. Marsha C. Moore named chief medical officer of PCS Health Systems Inc. in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Anne Chamberlain and Robert J. Satorius joined Buck Consultants Inc. as principals in New York.

Ms. Chamberlain, formerly with Towers Perrin, is a management consultant and Mr. Satorius, formerly with Watson Wyatt & Co., is a consulting actuary.