Allianz Appoints Senior Director of Strategy

Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America (Allianz Life) promoted Emily Reitan to senior director of strategy and business development.

Reitan is responsible for Allianz Life’s market and business development strategy, marketing planning and the company’s retirement strategy. She reports to Nancy Jones, Allianz Life’s chief marketing officer, and will work with leaders across the company.

Before this, Reitan was director of executive projects. In this role, she managed the office of the CEO and reported to President and CEO Walter White and his predecessor, Gary C. Bhojwani. She led strategic projects on behalf of the CEO and coordinated deliverables for the parent company, Allianz SE, and other operating entities within Allianz globally. Reitan also served as the chief financial officer for Questar Capital, a subsidiary of Allianz Life, responsible for modeling, business planning, regulatory reporting and audits. Before joining Allianz Life in 2005, Reitan was a senior financial analyst for Cardinal Health, based in San Diego.

“Emily brings a wealth of expertise to this role and will be integral in leading business development strategies for Allianz Life,” Jones said. “Her demonstrated ability to synthesize complex information, make innovative recommendations and influence others will be critically important to helping us deliver on our objectives.”

Reitan received her B.A. in economics and political science from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She also earned an international economic policy from American University in Washington, D.C. Reitan is a financial and operations principal and holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 27 registrations.