Suzanne Dowd Zeller
Chief Human Resources Officer
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Now. As Chief HR Officer, Suzanne Dowd Zeller leads the Human Resources and Facilities departments. In this role she is responsible for setting strategy and leading the HR and Facilities teams to improve business results and increase employee engagement. During Zeller’s time with the company, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s "100 Best Places to Work For" list for three consecutive years, 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, and was honored as a "Best Place to Work" by the StarTribune and named one of the "Healthiest Employers" of the Twin Cities by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
Then. Prior to joining Allianz Life in 2010, Zeller served as VP and director of human resources for the international wealth management business of Hartford Life, Inc. Zeller was responsible for providing strategic human resources support to Hartford Life’s businesses in Japan, Europe, and Brazil, and was instrumental in the startup of Hartford’s European operations in Dublin, London, and Frankfurt. She has also held senior human resource and organizational effectiveness positions at Swiss Re, MetLife, American Re, Aetna, and Chubb Executive Risk.
And ... Zeller earned her BA in psychology and sociology from the State University of New York and attended Baruch School of Business in New York City. Zeller is the secretary of the board of directors for the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities, where she also chairs their HR Committee.