NU Online News Service, Jan. 27, 2005, 3:32 p.m. EST

A Minneapolis insurer has hired a sales executive.[@@]

The insurer, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, has named Ed Oberholtzer to be a senior vice president and national sales manager at its USAllianz Investor Services L.L.C. unit.

Oberholtzer previously was Eastern sales manager for ProFunds, Columbus, Ohio. He also has worked for American Skandia Inc., Shelton, Conn.