Allianz Life Promotes Bill Ryan to Director of Human Resources Business Wire MINNEAPOLIS -- September 20, 2012 Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life^®) named Bill Ryan as a director of Human Resources (HR). In this role, Ryan will lead the people strategy and work with senior leaders in Actuarial, Finance, and Legal. He is responsible for providing organizational design consultation and for driving the effectiveness of performance management. He will lead succession planning and will also develop HR policies and workforce strategies. Ryan reports to Suzanne Dowd Zeller, vice president and chief human resources officer for Allianz Life. “Bill has proven experience supporting key business partners,” said Zeller. “We’re pleased to have him on the senior leadership team to align the HR and business strategy with leaders across the company.” Ryan joined Allianz Life in 2002 as a client services team manager in the Operations division and transitioned to the HR division as a service center manager in 2004 where he built the HR Service Center supporting the company’s HR needs and modernized the HR service infrastructure. In 2007, Ryan was promoted to HR manager where he served as chief of staff for the chief human resources officer for Allianz Life and its sister company, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. He managed national HR budgets along with reporting and analytics for global, national and local Allianz leadership. Ryan took a role as HR business partner manager in 2010 where he provided counsel and support for all sales departments and was accountable for alignment of HR and business strategies. Before joining Allianz Life, Ryan worked for five years with Prudential Financial, Inc. where he held roles in the Operations division as an associate manager, a customer service coordinator and a customer service representative. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and communications from the University of Minnesota in Duluth, Minn. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Cardinal Stritch University in Edina, Minn. About Allianz Life Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2012, has been keeping its promises since 1896. Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuities and life insurance products. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with 142,000 employees worldwide. More than 78 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to help them make the most of financial opportunities. Contact: Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America Sara Thurin Rollin, 763-765-6703 email@example.com
Allianz Life Promotes Bill Ryan to Director of Human Resources
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