|[October 08, 2013]
Allianz Life Promotes Dave Thom to Assistant Vice President Operations Strategy
MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--
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
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
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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