Allianz Life Promotes Patrick Murphy to Director of Relationship Management, IT

  Allianz Life Promotes Patrick Murphy to Director of Relationship Management,

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- August 30, 2013

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) promoted
Patrick Murphy to director of Relationship Management within the IT division.
In this role, Murphy is responsible for managing strategic business partner
relationships that result in more effective prioritization of technology and
business improvements. He also directs alignment between IT initiatives and
the overall organizational requirements, providing better results for the
customer. Murphy reports to the Vice President of Business Engagement, Patrick

“Patrick has 18 years of experience giving him a great understanding of the
needs of our business partners and the IT strategy,” said Christiansen. “His
leadership will continue to help drive strategic alignment while making our
business operations more effective.”

Murphy began his professional career in 1995 with LifeUSA in Minneapolis where
he held various roles in new business processing and IT quality assurance
before the company was acquired by Allianz Life in 1999. After the
acquisition, Murphy held roles in software development until 2009, when he
took his most recent role as an applications manager. Prior to his promotion,
Murphy was responsible for a team of IT solution engineers who led application
development and managed multiple technology platforms to support divisions
across the company. Murphy also supervised contracted staff and partnered with
external IT vendors to enhance software systems.

Murphy has a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University in St.
Cloud, Minn. and holds a Fellow Life Management Institute (FLMI) designation.

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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