Now. As general counsel, Gretchen Cepek leads all legal and compliance matters related to the company, its customers, and its distribution network. In this role, Cepek serves as the chief legal advisor for the executive management team, and oversees litigation, compliance, corporate governance, special investigations, and government relations. Prior to her current position, Cepek served as a vice president in the Corporate Legal Department.
Then. Prior to joining Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) in 2009, Cepek provided strategic legal counsel for Woodbury Financial Services, a retail broker/dealer. Before that she was a partner at Querrey & Harrow in Chicago specializing in commercial litigation.
And ... Cepek has a BA in political science and history from Illinois Wesleyan University and a juris doctor degree from Valparaiso University School of Law. She serves as a board member of the Minnesota chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She previously served on the board of the Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota-North Dakota and the Association of Life Insurance Counsel.