NU Online News Service, Sept. 18, 2003, 2:32 p.m. EDT – Word & Brown, Orange, Calif., has named Ron Goldstein president of its CHOICEAdministrators unit.

The unit runs CaliforniaChoice, a for-profit benefits purchasing alliance for small businesses; BenefitsAlliance and a multiplan health coverage program for midsize employers.

Goldstein previously was the general manager of CaliforniaChoice. He has been working for Word & Brown since 1990.

Goldstein holds the Chartered Life Underwriter professional designation.