|[August 30, 2013]
Allianz Life Promotes Patrick Murphy to Director of Relationship Management, IT
MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz
Life®) promoted Patrick Murphy (News - Alert) 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 helpdrive 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)
About Allianz Life
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
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