Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America has promoted Craig Parker to director of consumer and distribution insights.
Parker previously was a senior business process consultant, according to Allianz Life, Golden Valley, Minn., a unit of Allianz S.E., Munich, Germany.
Parker has a bachelor’s degree in public relations and advertising from the University of Wisconsin. He is also president of the board of the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota.
Allianz also has promoted three employees to new positions in the Allianz Retirement Pro Variable Annuity division:
Jay Rosoff, who was with Allianz Global Investors, will be responsible for the Northeast region.
Ryan Hurley, who was a regional vice president at Allianz, is now responsible for the West division.
Mike Nicola, former senior vice president of fund partner relations will now be responsible for the Central region.
In other personnel news:
- W&S Financial Group Distributors Inc., a unit of Western & Southern Financial Group, Cincinnati, has hired George Charkales to be regional vice president for broker-dealers in the New England region.
Charkales previously was a regional vice president at Universal Financial Consultants, Stamford, Conn.