MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lee Peterson was recently promoted to assistant vice president of Policyholder Services at Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life). In this role, Peterson is responsible for the company’s policyholder services functions, including administration, benefits, controls, and tax. He reports to Jasmine Jirele, senior vice president of Enterprise Operations.
“I’m confident Lee will be a great addition to my leadership team,” said Jirele. “In his most recent role as senior director of change implementation, he was responsible for overseeing the intake and prioritization of projects that drove change in our business processes. Prior to that, he was a consultant with Allianz Life for two years as a program manager on a large-scale policy administration replacement project and helped ensure its successful implementation.”
Peterson has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Allianz in 2013, he led efforts transforming systems, processes and services for companies like American Express Financial Advisors/Ameriprise Financial, Wells Fargo Bank and Securities America as a program and project management consultant with Project Partners Consulting. Peterson has also held various positions in operations, marketing and information technology with companies including Lutheran Brotherhood, Mutual Service Life Insurance Company and Ministers Life Insurance Company. In those various roles he has been responsible for new business, underwriting, policyholder services, and claims for annuities and life and group insurance.
Peterson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. He also holds the FLMI, CLU and ChFC certificates.
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.