Allianz Global Assistance USA Adds Josephs as Chief Marketing Officer

  Allianz Global Assistance USA Adds Josephs as Chief Marketing Officer

Business Wire

RICHMOND, Va. -- October 22, 2012

Allianz Global Assistance USA, a leader in travel and specialty insurance,
announced this week that travel industry veteran Alan Josephs has joined the
company as Chief Marketing Officer. Josephs has nearly 20 years of experience
in the travel industry and will be responsible for developing and leading the
company’s market management strategy, as well as its efforts to develop new
products and distribution channels. He will report to Allianz Global
Assistance USA CEO Mike Nelson.

Chief Marketing Officer-Alan Josephs (Photo: Business Wire)

Chief Marketing Officer-Alan Josephs (Photo: Business Wire)

Nelson and Josephs are reunited after having worked together at Orbitz
Worldwide, where Nelson served as Global Chief Operating Officer and then
President of Partner Relations. Josephs served as Vice President and General
Manager of Orbitz’s Packaging and Attractions unit, followed by his promotion
to Managing Director and Group Vice President of Ebookers.com, a leading
pan-European online travel agency owned by Orbitz. He had previously held
posts at Travelocity and Hyatt Vacations. Most recently, Josephs was President
of Travesse, Inc., a San Francisco-based online travel company focused on the
luxury hotel market. Josephs earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from UC
Berkeley and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

“Alan has a terrific track record of leading business units and running
product development teams in the travel industry,” said Nelson. “In addition
to his outstanding management skills, Alan brings a wealth of partner and
customer-focused experience to our organization. I have known Alan for nearly
10 years and I couldn’t be more excited to have such a quality leader join our
team. “

Allianz Global Assistance USA

Allianz Global Assistance USA is a leading consumer specialty insurance and
assistance company with operation centers in 29 countries. In the United
States, Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) insures 13 million
customers and is best known for its Allianz Travel Insurance plans.

In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers event
ticket protection and unique assistance services such as international medical
assistance and concierge services. The company also serves as an outsource
provider for in-bound call center services and claims administration for
health insurers, property and casualty insurers, and credit card companies.

For more information about Allianz Global Assistance USA, please visit
allianzassistance.com.To learn more about Allianz Travel Insurance plans,
please visit allianztravelinsurance.com or Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/AllianzTravelInsuranceUS.

Allianz Global Assistance

How can we help?

International leader in Assistance, Travel Insurance and  health, life & home
care services, today Allianz Global Assistance counts more than 10,920
employees who speak 40 different languages and work throughout the world with
a network of 400,000 service providers and 180 correspondents. 250 million
people, or 4% of the world’s total population, benefit from its services,
which the Group provides on all five continents.

Allianz

Allianz is the 20^th largest company in the world (Forbes Global 2000, 2011)
and 62^nd most valuable global brand (Interbrand, 2012). Allianz has 151,000
employees worldwide and 76 million customers in more than 70 countries. In
2011, Allianz had over103 billion euros in revenue and over 1.6 trillion
euros under management. In the US, Allianz brands include:

  *Allianz Life
  *Allianz Global Investors
  *PIMCO
  *Fireman’s Fund
  *Euler Hermes
  *Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

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Contact:

Media:
Allianz Global Assistance USA
Daniel Durazo, 804-673-7175
or
M Booth &Associates
Jamie Foley, 212-539-3246
AllianzAssistPR@MBooth.com
or
The Hodges Partnership
Tony Scida
tscida@hodgespart.com
 
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