Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, a part of Allianz group, has appointed Roberta Eckert and Michael Agan as new wealth management consultants on the fee-based distribution team.

Joining current wealth management consultants Jay Rosoff (Northeast), Ryan Hurley (West) and Mike Nicola (Central), Eckert will be responsible for the Southeast district and Agan for the Great Lakes district.

With the addition of Eckert and Agan, the team now has a committed specialist in each district to help support sales of the Allianz Retirement Pro Variable Annuity in the broker/dealer channel.

Together, Eckert and Agan will bring over 38 years of management, distribution, and financial experience to their new positions.

Eckert will join Allianz Life with more than 20 years of experience in wholesaling, sales management, and training/practice management at a variety of companies including Jackson National, MetLife, and SunLife.

Before joining Allianz Life, Agan was part of the AXA Distributors group where he was responsible for the creation and development of the AXA Equitable Retirement Income Center.

Prior to that, Agan spent several years at Nationwide Retirement Solutions in a variety of positions including retirement income planning and investment advisory consultant.

Allianz Life Financial Services head of investment relations and fee-based distribution Corey Walther said adding Roberta and Michael to the team is a significant step as the company continue to expand fee-based distribution strategy.