Allianz Life Hires Kelly LaVigne as Senior Director of Advanced Markets

Will oversee advanced markets tools and services used by financial professionals

MINNEAPOLIS – Jan. 8, 2018 – Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) announced today that it hired Kelly LaVigne as senior director of Advanced Markets. LaVigne will be responsible for overseeing the content and marketing of advanced markets tools and services used by financial professionals. He will report to the Vice President of Distribution Marketing Doug Koenen.

“Kelly brings more than 25 years of experience in financial services to Allianz Life,” said Koenen. “He has an extensive track record of success in delivering new and innovative advanced markets solutions which will be beneficial to our financial professionals.”

Prior to joining Allianz Life, LaVigne was director of Advanced Markets and Industry and Regulatory Strategies for Transamerica Capital Management. In that role, he delivered advanced markets workshops for financial professionals and coordinated preparedness projects for the implementation of the Department of Labor fiduciary rule. LaVigne was also vice president of Advanced Markets for AXA Equitable where he published a book on retirement income planning. Previously, he held leadership roles with ING/Aetna Financial Serves and was an advanced markets attorney for Travelers Life and Annuity.

LaVigne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communications and marketing from Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn. and holds a Juris Doctorate from Western New England College School of Law in West Springfield, Mass. He also holds FINRA Series 6 and 26 securities registrations and is a Certified National Instructor for Life Insurance Continuing Education.

About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® in 2019, has been keeping its promises since 1896 by helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuity and life insurance products. In 2018, Allianz Life provided $2.8 billion in benefit payments that helped policyholders’ achieve their financial goals. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with over 142,000 employees in more than 80 countries. Allianz Life is a proud sponsor of Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota, home of Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United.