MINNEAPOLIS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) announced today that it has named Corey Walther, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP® as head of Distribution Relationship Management effective January 1, 2017. Walther will report to Allianz Life Chief Distribution Officer and Allianz Life Financial Services LLC CEO Tom Burns. He will be responsible for leading business development and sales growth for the broker dealer distribution channels at Allianz Life. Walther replaces Mike Brandriet, who was recently named president of Allianz Life Financial Services LLC.
“Corey is well respected in the industry for his extensive experience in sales, marketing and strategic planning”
“Corey is well respected in the industry for his extensive experience in sales, marketing and strategic planning,” said Burns. “He brings an entrepreneurial spirit to his new role which will be beneficial in supporting our strategic partners as well as establishing new relationships for Allianz Life so that we are able to increase our reach to help meet the needs of consumers in today’s dynamically changing landscape.”
Walther joined Allianz Life in 1998 after serving as an investment executive with RBC Dain Rauscher (now RBC Wealth Management). At Allianz Life, he has held several senior leadership roles including senior vice president of strategic accounts and head of advisory distribution. Walther most recently served as chief operating officer and chief compliance officer for Allianz Life Financial Services LLC. He will continue to serve as chief compliance officer until his replacement is named.
Walther holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Moorhead State University (Minn.) and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. He is active in the community and is a member of the Allianz Financial Literacy Committee which works closely with organizations such as Junior Achievement and BestPrep. He also serves as chairperson and board member for Twin Cities in Motion, a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting healthy lifestyles through community outreach and running events such as the Twin Cities Marathon.
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 2016, 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. In 2015, Allianz Life provided a total of $2.4 billion in benefit payments that supported policyholders’ financial objectives. 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 in more than 70 countries worldwide. More than 85 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to help them make the most of financial opportunities.