MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) promoted Billy Voyles to sales director for the Fixed Index Annuity Sales division. In this role, Voyles is responsible for increasing sales for the Allianz Life fixed index annuity product line through building relationships with financial professionals and registered representatives in the western region of the United States. He also directs sales initiatives for Allianz Life Internal Sales, the broker/dealers and the Field Marketing Offices (FMOs). Voyles reports to Dave Schliesman, vice president and district director of FMO Sales.
“Billy’s extensive product expertise and his ability to manage relationships is a huge benefit for the financial professionals that he supports,” said Schliesman. “In addition to educating others about the value that our products bring, Billy is able to drive suitable and effective sales providing the best results for the customer.”
Voyles joined Allianz Life in 2012 as an external wholesaler where he was responsible for leveraging sales marketing programs to build partnerships between Allianz Life and financial professionals in the western region of the U.S. He also led initiatives to enhance relationships between financial professionals and their customers. Prior to joining Allianz Life, Voyles was a senior marketing consultant with Ann Arbor Annuity Exchange in Ann Arbor, Mich. for more than five years where he was responsible for educational programs and recruiting. He also consulted with financial professionals resulting in an average annual sales growth of more than 30% in his region.
Voyles holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich. He also holds a Life, Accidental and Health certification.
About Allianz Life
Allianz 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 opportunities.