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Joseph L. Boren has been named president of Commerce & Industry Insurance Co., the primary environmental insurance unit of American International Group Inc. in New York. Mr. Boren previously was executive vp and chief operating officer of C&I.

Also at AIG, Paul Obolensky was named president of AIG Insurance Management Services with responsibilities for worldwide captive management services.

Mr. Obolensky previously was president of Willis Corroon (Bermuda) Ltd. and Willis Corroon Management (Bermuda) Ltd. And John H. McCue named senior executive-east of AIG's domestic brokerage group regional organization in New York.

Other insurer changes:

Harry W. Rhulen was elected to the new position of president and chief operating officer of Frontier Insurance Co. and Frontier Pacific Insurance Co. in Rock Hill, N.Y. Mark Mishler was elected chief financial officer of both subsidiaries. Walter A. Rhulen remains the group's chairman and chief executive officer.

Stanley B. Tulin named executive vp and chief financial officer of The Equitable Cos. Inc. in New York. Mr. Tulin, who remains CFO of The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the U.S., succeeds Jerry M. de St. Paer, who is joining J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc. as a managing director in its insurance group.

Martin R. Brown joined Foremost Insurance Co. as vp and associate general counsel in Grand Rapids, Mich. Mr. Brown most recently was assistant counsel at State Farm Group.

Lauretta A. Girouard named vp-information services and Carol G. Barton named vp-manager, commercial property operations for Allendale Mutual Insurance Co. in Johnston, R.I.

Bradley S. Kuster named president of Union Insurance Co.. a subsidiary of W.R. Berkley Corp. in Greenwich, Conn. Mr. Kuster, formerly vp-marketing at Union Standard Insurance Co., succeeds Donald J. Veldkamp, who will serve as chairman and CEO until the end of this year.

Phillip Goodrum named vp-business development for Providers' Assurance Corp. in Brentwood, Tenn.


George Brown, former vice chairman of Alexander & Alexander of California and former president and CEO of Jardine Insurance Brokers Inc., has joined Alburger Basso de Grosz Insurance Services Inc. as vice chairman in Belmont, Calif.

Forrest B. Gibbs Jr. named vp and controller of Willis Corroon North America in Nashville, Tenn., and Geoffrey M. Peters rejoined Willis Corroon International/Americas as a managing director in Radnor, Pa.

Lawrence J. Butwin is retiring as president of The Nathan Butwin Group and will remain chairman. His sons, Richard S. Butwin and Robert E. Butwin, have been named co-presidents of the Great Neck, N.Y.-based broker.

Dennis H. O'Hara named area president of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.'s Irvine, Calif., office.

William A. Zimmer named CFO of Poe & Brown Inc. in Tampa, Fla., succeeding James A. Orchard, who was named executive vp in the broker's professional programs division.

Robert J. Kestenbaum joined York International Agency Inc. in Yonkers, N.Y., as principal and executive vp. Mr. Kestenbaum previously was managing director of the greater New York region for Alexander & Alexander Services Inc.


John P. Verel joined Swiss Re America as managing director in the business ventures unit. Mr. Verel's responsibilities include working with clients in combining reinsurance coverage and capital investments.

Robert J. Mezzasalma named senior vp and treaty department manager at Winterthur Reinsurance Corp. of America in New York.

George T. O'Shaughnessy Jr. named CFO of American Re Corp. and American Re-Insurance Co. in Princeton, N.J. Allen Zdroik and Andrew Rippert named vps of domestic insurance company operations for American Re-Insurance Co. in Princeton. Mr. Zdroik will assume responsibilities for producing and underwriting facultative and treaty risk agreements while Mr. Rippert will be responsible for building finite risk pricing models and developing the company's financial analysis capabilities.