NU Online News Service, Feb. 27, 11:35 a.m. – Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, Minneapolis, has promoted Gabrielle Matzdorff to senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Matzdorff succeeds Mark Zesbaugh, who was named chief executive of Allianz Life.

Matzdorff, 37, has been a vice president and the corporate controller at Allianz Life since 1999. She first joined the company as a worker in the internal audit department in 1990.

Matzdorff has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Iowa. She holds the Certified Public Accountant designation and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. She is also a fellow of the Life Management Institute, and president of the Land-O-Lakes chapter of the Insurance Accounting and Systems Association, Durham, N.C.

Allianz Life is a unit of Allianz A.G., Munich.