Kevin A. Rowell was named president of SAFECO Mutual Funds, effective Sept. 16. He replaces Roger Harbin, executive vice president, who had been acting president for almost a year, said LeRoi Brashears, spokesman. Mr. Rowell also was named president of SAFECO Securities and SAFECO Services Group.
Mr. Rowell was head of global relationships at Alliance Capital Management, responsible for senior client relationships with U.S. and international broker/dealer firms. He had been European director of corporate development at Putnam Investments for 11 years. John Meyers, a spokesman for Alliance, did not return a call by press time seeking Mr. Rowells replacement.