Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, a part of Allianz group, has appointed Sherri Du Mond, formerly vice president of internal sales and sales development, as head of distribution training.

In this newly created role, Du Mond will be responsible for defining and executing training strategies for all areas of distribution including sales training, sales development and customer events, and regulatory training.

Under Du Mond, the new distribution training team will look to align the existing skill sets of the training team, bring cohesiveness, reduce redundancies, and maximize Allianz Life’s overall training effectiveness.

The sales training team will provide sales and product training for employees in both internal and external supporting roles for FMO distribution, broker/dealer distribution, ADG distribution, life distribution, and distribution relationship management.

The sales development and customer events team will be responsible for developing both the field and the careers of distribution employees.

Sales development and customer events team will partner closely with the meeting and events team in planning and coordinating field training events and will also lead programs such as broker/dealer university and WINGs that provide employees with training to help them develop their careers.

The newly formed regulatory training team will work closely with the legal, compliance, and suitability departments to ensure training efforts align with changes occurring in the regulatory environment.