MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) promoted Joe Dahlquist to director IT Strategic Planning and Communication in the Technology division. Dahlquist is responsible for leading the senior IT staff in key communications, strategy and design for major IT projects. In his new role, he also drives the process to prioritize the company’s IT infrastructure needs by collaborating with key business partners. Dahlquist reports to the Vice President of IT Business Engagement Patrick Christiansen.
“Joe brings much experience to his role and is a strong leader in the IT division at Allianz Life,” said Christiansen. “We benefit from his ability to drive communications, meet specific targets and collaborate with key partners across the organization.”
Dahlquist has been with Allianz Life since 2001 where he began as an operations analyst. After four years, he moved into a role as an IT manager for the Infrastructure area where he implemented a more effective business model for major incident reporting that affected business operations. His most recent role was as an IT manager where he supported the Relationship Management area by developing key project IT communications for Allianz Life employees. Dahlquist also coordinated large scale, risk-management projects to ensure business stability during any kind of IT crisis. Prior to his career at Allianz Life, Dahlquist held roles as a network administrator with 2nd Swing in Plymouth, Minn. and Funco, Inc. in Eden Prairie, Minn.
Dahlquist is currently pursuing an Information Technology degree at Western Governors University, Salt Lake City. He also holds several computer networking certificates, including: Cisco CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), Linux LPIC-1 and Project + certifications.
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 148,000 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.