Allianz Life Promotes Michele Roepke to Assistant Vice President, Human
MINNEAPOLIS -- March 15, 2013
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) named Michele
Roepke as assistant vice president of Human Resources where she is responsible
for supporting HR needs for multiple business areas including: Operations, IT
Compliance, Suitability, Organization Sourcing and Business Reengineering as
well as Allianz Investment Management. She reports to the Chief Human
Resources Officer, Suzanne Dowd Zeller.
“Michele has a proven track record for successfully executing high level,
complex initiatives,” said Zeller. “I look forward to seeing her continue to
showcase her strategic focus, proactive leadership, collaboration, and
knowledge of the business.”
Roepke has many years of HR experience. She joined Allianz Life in 2008 where
she led the HR leadership team through a reorganization. Roepke also
contributed to a global HR team that delivered HR services across other
Allianz affiliated companies around the world.
Before joining Allianz Life, Roepke’s HR experience focused on leadership
development and organizational design. She worked in several industries
including food, consumer packaged goods, and insurance. In 2003, she was the
vice president of HR with CPP North America in Minneapolis where she was
responsible for all aspects of HR management. Prior to that, she was the vice
president of HR with Metris Companies in Minnetonka, Minn. where she provided
HR support for the corporate headquarters while managing and developing four
managers. Roepke spent 20 years at General Mills in Minneapolis as an HR
generalist providing support to the Yoplait Yogurt division.
Roepke received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from the
College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minn.
About Allianz Life
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best
Companies to Work For in 2013, 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.
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Sara Thurin Rollin, 763-765-6703
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