Allianz Life N.A. Names Stephen Kennedy SVP of Enterprise Operations

Kennedy will be responsible for the carrier’s operations division that provides administrative services for annuities and life insurance across various distribution channels.

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Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Minneapolis) has hired Stephen Kennedy as senior vice president of Enterprise Operations. In his new role, Kennedy will be responsible for the carrier’s operations division that provides administrative services for annuities and life insurance across various distribution channels. This includes the sourcing and digitalization strategies that support customer and producer needs. Kennedy reports to Chief Administrative Officer Cathy Mahone.

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Cathy Mahone, Chief Administrative Officer, Allianz Life North America.

Cathy Mahone, Chief Administrative Officer, Allianz Life.

Prior to joining Allianz Life, Kennedy worked at AIG Life and Retirement, based in Houston, for more than 22 years. Most recently, he was Senior Vice president of Operations and led the fulfillment process for life, accident and health insurance applications within the division. He designed and implemented service delivery solutions that balanced efficiency with customer-centricity. Kennedy also held senior leadership roles within AIG supporting five different distribution channels.

Kennedy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill. and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Illinois in Springfield, Ill. He is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and has FINRA Series 6 and 26 securities registrations.

Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at [email protected] or (503) 936-2803.

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