Melissa Bottolfson Promoted to Director of Supervision and Operations for
Allianz Life Wholesale Broker/Dealer
MINNEAPOLIS -- August 20, 2014
Melissa Bottolfson was recently promoted to director of Supervision and
Operations for Allianz Life Financial Services (ALFS), LLC, the wholesale
broker/dealer of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz
Life®). In this role, Bottolfson is responsible for enhancing the company’s
ability to mitigate risk and overseeing the compliance supervision policy
design and implementation. Bottolfson also monitors the ALFS supervisory
policies and procedures. By working closely with compliance and legal business
partners, Bottolfson helps proactively address opportunities or risks
associated with the sale and distribution of the company’s annuity products.
She reports to Corey Walther, ALFS chief operating officer.
“Melissa has built an excellent track record of being able to collaborate with
key business partners to strengthen our distribution practices,” commented
Walther. “She has successfully driven initiatives intended to improve the
producer’s experience while building a strong foundation of sales supervision
across our organization. All of these efforts are crucial in our work to drive
results for our customers.”
Bottolfson joined Allianz in 2004. She held a variety of positions in
Operations before joining the ALFS team in 2009. There she took on increased
responsibilities including providing training for registered representatives
and managing the creation and implementation of business rules and guidelines
for regulatory and compliance requirements. Bottolfson also collaborated with
the product innovation team to proactively identify customers’ needs and
managed effective communications with the marketing and distribution training
Bottolfson attended St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn. and holds
her Series 6, 26 and 63 securities registrations.
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.
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Sara Thurin Rollin, 763-765-6703
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