Dorsey played linebacker for the Packers and spent time working in the club's front office with Wolf and Highsmith, two highly regarded talent evaluators with solid reputations.
The Browns have officially turned the page on the ill-fated Sashi Brown era by adding another experienced football executive to the front office. He was the highest-ranking executive with a scouting background in the previous regime led by Sashi Brown, who was sacked December 7 and immediately replaced by Dorsey.
According to the Browns, Ken Kovash, who has previously held Highsmith's title, will transition to a role in the team's strategy department.
The Green Bay Packers are promoting Brian Gutekunst to the general manager position, multiple outlets reported on Sunday. He started all 14 Packers games he played in this season and recorded a career-best 72 tackles (42 solo) while finishing No. 3 on the team with five sacks.
"Alonzo's 25 years of experience in the National Football League as a player, scout and personnel executive give him a unique perspective when it comes to evaluating talent and building a team", Dorsey said.
Wolf worked his way up from pro personnel assistant to his final Packers role of director of football operations.More news: United Nations envoy says no change in USA position on North Korea talks
The move surprised Packers legend Brett Favre, who told CBS Sports' Pick-Six podcast on Tuesday that Wolf should "move on". Honestly, I think he'll make a great GM.
Cleveland now has a very distinct Green Bay feel to its front office. "His time under the direction of former Packers general managers Ron Wolf and Ted Thompson will undoubtedly serve him well as we work toward our next Super Bowl championship..."
Of course, the last time the Browns got their man before another team could swoop in was when they convinced head coach Hue Jackson to skip his interview with the New York Giants, and we all know how well that has turned out.
But the son of Hall of Fame executive Ron Wolf is instead joining the Browns, still crawling from the wreckage of a 0-16 season while preparing for a draft in which they'll have the No. 1 overall pick and four in the top 35.
"This is going to be an exciting challenge", Highsmith said.
Dorsey and Wolf worked together for nine years in Green Bay. "I'm grateful to have the opportunity to be part of something special".