NU Online News Service, Dec. 8, 2004, 5:15 p.m. EST

A major health reinsurer has a new marketing executive.[@@]

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, Minneapolis, has hired Carl Adamek to be vice president of sales and marketing at its Allianz Healthcare Risk Management excess loss unit.

Adamek previously was managing director of the affinity group business at Pearl & Associates Ltd., Peoria, Ill., a national distributor of employee benefits and health products.

Adamek also has worked in the past as an employee in Allianz Life’s group marketing and mass marketing divisions.

Adamek has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of North Dakota. He is the past chairman of the Professional Insurance Marketing Association, Fort Worth Texas.