Questar Capital Hires Amy Halverson to Director of Field Development

  Questar Capital Hires Amy Halverson to Director of Field Development

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- December 31, 2013

Questar Capital ^ SM (Questar), a subsidiary of Allianz Life Insurance Company
of North America (Allianz Life®) named Amy Halverson as the new director of
field development. In this role, Halverson executes marketing strategies for
branding, sales events and collateral. She is the key communicator between
Questar and financial professionals in the field. Halverson is responsible for
recruiting, creating strategic sales plans and disseminating communications.
She reports to the President of Questar, Kevin Bachmann.

“Amy exhibits strong communication and leadership skills while having a keen
understanding of sales environments,” said Bachmann. “She brings more than 14
years of sales and customer service experience to this role and we are
thrilled that she’s joined Questar.”

Before joining Allianz Life, Halverson held several roles at Woodbury
Financial Services Inc. in Oakdale, Minn. where she worked from 2008 – 2012.
Most recently, she was chief of staff in the Sales and Distribution area. She
led multiple distribution channels that collectively achieved $240 million in
revenue in 2012. In that role, she directed distribution, analyzed
performance, and drove growth through sales incentives and retention metrics.
Halverson was also an assistant director with Woodbury Financial Services
where she provided sales support for distribution channels and registered
representatives across the country. Prior to that, Halverson was a manager in
Annuity Operations with The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. in
Woodbury, Minn. where she coached and developed staff to provide the optimal
customer experience. Halverson was also an Annuity Operations manager with
Allianz Life in 2005. She held various insurance roles with State Farm
Insurance offices across Minnesota from 1998 to 2005.

Halverson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of
Minnesota in Minneapolis and a Master of Business Administration degree from
Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn. She also has Life and Health Insurance
Licenses in multiple states, is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), and holds
FINRA Series 7, 24 and 66 licenses.

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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