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Statement of Action to support equity from Allianz Life

The senseless murder of George Floyd and the response in our community in the wake of this tragedy revealed deep feelings of pain and anger, which have been pent up for many years because of systemic inequalities. We are at a pivotal moment in our history.

Allianz Life is fully committed to identifying and facilitating meaningful ways to break down the systemic bias and barriers that exist in our community. In the short-term, Allianz Life President and CEO Walter White has joined with other local and national business leaders who have committed to significant change.

  • Allianz Life president and CEO Walter White has signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Allianz Life commits to increasing representation of people of color (POC) in our workforce with a focus on leadership roles. Allianz Life will also hold leaders accountable for diversity with a fundamental key performance indicator of the company tied to hiring, development, and education and training.
  • Allianz leadership has also joined business leaders in the Minnesota Business Partnership to help create a state that embraces diversity and inclusion, and where all citizens are respected and heard. Alongside other members, Allianz Life supports policing reform focused on two critical objectives: prevention and justice.
  • Allianz Life will be revising its community relations strategy with an increased focus on POC and equity in our community.
  • Alongside more than 50 executive leaders from across Minnesota, Allianz leadership has signed a letter from Children’s Hospital of Minnesota, pledging to stand united against acts of racism and violence.

These commitments are only a first step in what will be a lengthy journey to address longstanding economic, educational, health, and other inequities in our community. Allianz Life will be an active and meaningful driver of systemic change, and we will share additional actions Allianz is taking in the future.

Walter White, President & CEO
Gretchen Cepek, General Counsel
Bill Gaumond, Chief Financial Officer
Jenny Guldseth, Chief Human Resources Officer
Todd Hedtke, Chief Investment Officer
Jasmine Jirele, Chief Growth Officer
Cathy Mahone, Chief Administrative Officer
Neil McKay, Chief Actuary
Cecilia Stanton-Adams, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Eric Thomes, Chief Distribution Officer

Fast facts about Allianz Life

  • We are the U.S. life insurance subsidiary of Allianz SE, one of the world’s largest financial services companies.
  • Allianz SE is based in Munich, Germany and serves more than 100 million customers worldwide.
  • Our full name is Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, but most consumers know us simply as Allianz (or Allianz Life®, if needed to distinguish us from Allianz SE).
  • Allianz Life helps Americans pursue their retirement goals through a variety of retirement income solutions such as annuities and protection products such as life insurance.
  • Our headquarters are in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Allianz Life has about 2,200 employees in the United States.
  • As of December 31, 2019, we had $151 billion in assets under management.
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    Allianz Life awards

    We’re honored to consistently be recognized among the nation’s top employers. But we’re even more proud that these awards reflect our employees’ commitment to a culture of caring and excellence. 
    • FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For
    • FORTUNE 100 Best Places to Work for Millennials
    • FORTUNE Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance
    • Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace
    • Working Mother 100 Best Companies
    • Training Magazine Training Top 125
    • Human Rights Campaign Top Companies for LGBTQ Equality
    • Yellow Ribbon Company designation for our support of service members and military families
    • Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical Companies
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    Meet our global family of companies  

    We’re proud to be affiliated with the following companies. Together, we’re part of Allianz SE – one of the world’s largest financial services firms, and the world’s 45th largest company, based on revenue (according to Fortune Global 500, July 2019).

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    Please note that Allianz Life, its affiliated companies, and their representatives and employees do not give fiduciary, legal or tax advice or advice related to Social Security benefits. You are encouraged to consult with your own legal or tax advisor or attorney for specific advice, and consult a local Social Security Administration office or visit www.ssa.gov regarding any specific questions you may have.