Chief Distribution Officer
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Chief Executive Officer
Allianz Life Financial Services, LLC
Now. As Chief Distribution Officer of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) and Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Life Financial Services, LLC, Tom Burns leads the overall direction of sales and distribution across all business lines. He is responsible for maximizing distribution through strategic relationships in the independent, wirehouse, and bank channels, as well as owned and independent insurance field marketing offices and affiliated retail broker/dealer Questar Capital Corporation.
Then. Prior to joining Allianz Life in 2006, Burns served as senior vice president of Securian Advisory Services. Before joining Securian, Burns was vice president of third-party marketing at Prudential Select, a subsidiary of Prudential Financial, Inc.
And ... Burns has a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from South Dakota State University. He holds the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations and is active in the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU). Burns previously served as a member of the GAMA International Executive Leadership Cabinet and the Board of Directors of LL Global, Inc. He is also past president of the LIMRA Distribution Leaders Round Table.