Peter Harvey was named treasurer and chief financial officer for Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash., which has a $227 million endowment. He had been director of administrative services, a position that remains vacant.
He replaces Janice Abraham, who resigned to become president and chief executive officer at United Educators.
Jerry Scoby was named vice president of finance for Alma College, Alma, Mich. He replaces Jon Groteluschen, who retired. He will oversee the managers for the $87 million endowment.
Mr. Scoby previously was vice president of business and finance for Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, where his position remains vacant.
Cathy Wells was named executive director for the Louisiana Assessors Retirement System, Baton Rouge. She replaces Cloe Henington, who retired.
She will be the head administrator for the $96 million fund.
Ms. Wells previously was a Louisiana state legislator.
Jose Castillo was named acting finance director for the Laredo (Texas) Firemen's Relief Retirement Fund. He replaces C.M. Hein, who recently resigned to pursue other opportunities.
Mr. Castillo, who is also the assistant finance director, will manage the $27 million fund until a permanent replacement is named.
Kevin Roper was named vice president of marketing and advancement for the University of Memphis Foundation in Tennessee. He replaces Van Oliphant, who retired. Among Mr. Roper's new duties will be to help oversee managers for the $40 million endowment.
He previously was president of Methodist Health Systems, where he was replaced by Jackie Hancock,
BankBoston executive Brad Warner will lead the investment services group at Fleet Boston, the newly merged entity of Fleet Financial Group and BankBoston.
As expected, Thomas O'Neill will remain as Fleet's chief investment officer for institutional and retail assets. Gary Anderson of Fleet will continue as director of retirement products and Fleet's Robert Ash will be head of the Fleet Boston mutual fund operation. Ronald Gwozdz will serve as director of institutional investment sales; he was Fleet's managing director for large institutional sales.
John Kemp will remain managing director of Columbia Management, a Fleet-owned investment management subsidiary.
Warren J. Olsen was appointed president of IBJ Whitehall Asset Management Group, New York, replacing Charles Porten, who retired in December. Mr. Olsen will be responsible for all of IBJ Whitehall's domestic investment management activities, including institutional and private asset management. He was president of Morgan Stanley Asset Management's mutual fund business from 1988 to 1997.
Bradford E. Price joined Mellon Bank Corp., Philadelphia, as a first vice president and manager of client service and marketing for its global securities lending group. Prior to joining Mellon, he was a product specialist and relationship manager in the securities lending division of State Street Bank & Trust Co., Boston. A spokeswoman for State Street said his accounts were reallocated internally.