Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America has promoted Jim Jordan as senior counsel and senior director of Government Relations.

In this new role, Jordan will be responsible for advancing the company’s key legislative and regulatory priorities, and continuing to build strong relationships with regulators, policymakers and legislators.

Jordan joined Allianz Life in 2009 as counsel, focusing on regulatory matters affecting the company and its wholly-owned retail broker/dealer.

Prior to that, he served as staff attorney and assistant director for Policy and Research for the Illinois Department of Insurance.

Allianz Life vice president of Legal Gretchen Cepek said that Jim brings a wealth of talent and experience to his new role.

"He will drive initiatives important to our industry and, under Jim’s leadership, we look forward to continuing our strong working relationship with the key industry associations," Cepek said.

The subsidiaries and affiliates of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America offer a range of insurance, investment, and savings products to individuals throughout the US.