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MID OCEAN NAMES MICHAEL BUTT AS CHAIRMAN
Michael Butt named chairman of Mid Ocean Reinsurance Co. Ltd. of Hamilton Bermuda, in addition to his position of chief executive officer. In addition, Henry C.V. Keeling named president, COO and chief underwriting officer of Mid Ocean.
In other reinsurer changes:
Steve J. Hartman named senior vp and chief treaty officer of Constitution Reinsurance Corp. in New York.
Dan R. Osterhout named managing principal for the U.S. operations of Swiss Re New Markets, Swiss Re Group's alternative risk transfer division in New York. Mr. Osterhout previously was chairman and CEO of Alexander & Alexander Services Inc.'s capital markets division and most recently was an executive vp at Aon Risk Services Inc. Also at Swiss Re New Markets: Bruce P. Reich named principal and co-head of Insurance Company Marketing worldwide; Jeffrey H. Mayer named principal and global head of the Client Service Group; and Prakash A. Shimpi named principal and head of the Financial Solutions Group.
Geraldine Del Prete joined American Re-Insurance Co.'s Domestic Insurance Company Operations in Princeton, N.J., with responsibilities for marketing and strategic planning.
Mauricio Riesco, vp of American Re's Chilean operations, appointed general manager of the operations and American Re's Chilean representative office. He is responsible for American Re's operations in Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil.
At New York-based American International Group Inc., Frank G. Wisner, former U.S. ambassador to India, named a director and vice chairman of external affairs for American International Group Inc. in New York. Also at AIG, Henry B. Lunde named president and general manager of The Mount Mansfield Co. Inc., a Stowe, Vt.-based subsidiary.
Jeffrey C. Paige named senior vp and chief information officer of the Utica National Insurance Group in New Hartford, N.Y. Previously, Mr. Paige was vp-information systems at Amerisure Insurance Co.
Socorro Morales named chief information officer of GAN North America, the New York-based commercial property/casualty insurer.
John W. Reynolds named senior vp and Paul Murdoch named vp of Kemper Insurance Cos.' newly created Princeton, N.J.-based business unit, Kemper Environmental. Also at Kemper, Robert K. Smialek named a senior vp in Long Grove, Ill., and four new vps also were named: William A. Hickey, director of corporate development; Maureen O'Connor, manager of the personal lines group's west region in Overland Park, Kan.; John L. Riggio, commercial casualty underwriting officer; and William E. Simmons, highly protected risk officer.
Kim B. Rich named president of USF&G's Family & Business Insurance Group, succeeding Gary C. Dunton, who is leaving the insurer in mid-October to pursue other interests.
Carl Chanson Williams named senior vp and chief information officer of The Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, Iowa.
Donna Galer named executive vp of strategic alignment for the Zurich Group in Schaumburg, Ill.
Robert J. Solomon named head of J&H Marsh & McLennan's international specialty operating group with responsibilities for the firm's operations in Latin America, Japan, Korea, the Middle East and North Africa.
Also at J&H Marsh & McLennan, Sheldon M. Rankin named president and chief executive officer, and William J. McAleer named chairman of the insurance brokerage's Canadian operations based in Toronto.
Richard C. Moody named senior vp of Willis Faber North America Inc. specializing in aviation, marine and international non-marine reinsurance in New York. In addition, David B. Nelson named vp of Willis Corroon Corp.'s Cleveland division.
Brian K. Lazarz named senior vp in the insurance services division of Mesirow Financial in Chicago.
Michael J. La Fleur named vp of Frank Crystal & Co. of California in San Francisco.
Elise Gordon named vp-life operations for USI Insurance Services Corp. in San Francisco.
Tom Eschen named president of SANNY Inc., a network of privately held independent agencies throughout New York.
Jann McCully named chief information officer for Alburger Basso de Grosz Insurance Services Inc. in Belmont, Calif.
Robby Savitch named vp and producer at The Robert F. Driver Co. Inc. in San Diego.
Charles de Vilder named executive vp and Bill Baker named senior vp of Lockton Cos.' Dallas operations.
In addition, at Lockton Insurance Brokers Inc. in Los Angeles, Lenny Fodemski named chief operating officer.
Gregory H. Wolf, president and COO of Humana Inc. in Louisville, Ky., will become CEO of the managed health care company effective Jan. 1, 1998. Mr. Wolf will succeed David A. Jones, who is retiring.
Gary C. Baker named senior vp and chief financial officer of United HealthCare South in Birmingham, Ala. Previously, Mr. Baker was corporate controller at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Maryland.
Robert P. White will join Health Net on Oct. 1 as executive vp in Woodland Hills, Calif. Currently, Mr. White is president and CEO of CareAmerica Health Plans. At Health Net, he will oversee the merger integration of Health Net and Foundation Health and will have management responsibilities over a number of operations.
Mary Ann Nagy named COO of Consumer Health Network, the Piscataway, N.J.-based preferred provider organization.
George Becker named executive vp and CFO at NYLCare Health Plans Inc. in New York. And at its Fort Lee, N.J.-based subsidiary NYLCare Atlantic, Catherine Czar named vp-network development and provider relations.