Allianz Life Promotes Dave Stacy to Senior Director of IT Controls and Risk Management, Chief Information Security Officer

  Allianz Life Promotes Dave Stacy to Senior Director of IT Controls and Risk   Management, Chief Information Security Officer  Business Wire  MINNEAPOLIS -- February 5, 2014  Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) promoted Dave Stacy to senior director of IT Controls and Risk Management and chief information security officer. Stacy leads IT risk, controls and security strategic planning and ensures consistency across IT and within the company. In addition, he is responsible for protecting the company’s information assets and technology. Stacy reports to Allianz Life Chief Information Officer, Jeff Palm.  “Allianz Life delivers great results for the customer by protecting the promises we make to them,” said Palm. “Dave’s proven experience will help us maintain our risk management and IT security priorities to guard information that is so important to our business.”  Stacy has more than 30 years of experience in IT security and risk management. Most recently since 2011, he was a senior IT manager for Allianz Life where he led teams responsible for identity and access management and network security. His teams administered company firewalls, data loss prevention technologies and coordinated incident management. Prior to that, Stacy was the owner and principal consultant of D. W. Stacy & Associates in Blaine, Minn. from 2009 to 2011. In that role, he led the implementation of fraud detection software to enhance information security for a twin-cities based healthcare company.  Prior to that, Stacy was a director with Thrivent Financial in Minneapolis where he gave strategic direction for the Information Risk Management and Assurance program from 2007 to 2009. He was also a director in Enterprise IT Security & Controls with St. Jude Medical, Inc. in St. Paul, Minn. for more than five years. Stacy gained extensive IT experience by holding managerial and analyst roles in IT security and risk management for various organizations such as Guidant Corporation (currently part of Boston Scientific Corporation in St. Paul, Minn.), UNUM Corporation in Portland, Maine and Bell Atlantic Network Services, Inc. (currently Verizon Communications in Arlington, Va.) since 1981.  Stacy has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. He also holds Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.  About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America  Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2014, 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.  Contact:  Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America Sara Thurin Rollin, 763-765-6703 sarathurin.rollin@allianzlife.com