Allianz Life Promotes Dave Thom to Assistant Vice President Operations Strategy

  Allianz Life Promotes Dave Thom to Assistant Vice President Operations

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- October 8, 2013

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) promoted Dave
Thom to assistant vice president of Operations Strategy in the Operations
division. In this role, Thom is responsible for expense management and
workforce planning as well as business technology for Operations. He also
leads a team responsible for developing web-based service for customers and
financial professionals. Thom reports to Senior Vice President of Operations,
Jasmine Jirele.

“Dave contributes great strategic vision and customer focus to many
initiatives in Operations,” said Jirele. “His deep expertise in service and
technology will continually support the best results for the customer.”

Thom has been with Allianz Life for more than 15 years and has held various
roles in Operations. Most recently, Thom was the senior director of Operations
Strategy and Digitalization. In that role, he led web capabilities that
supported the changing online communication needs of financial professionals
and customers. He also contributed to the company’s policy administration
system upgrade as it transitioned to a new IT/hardware platform. Prior to
that, he was a business architect responsible for the strategy of business
operations technology beginning in 2009. He was also a director of Operations
for more than eight years.

Thom holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Metropolitan State University in St.
Paul, Minn. and a Master of Business Administration degree from Concordia
University in St. Paul. He also holds a FINRA Series 6 license.

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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