Allianz Life Insurance of North America (Allianz Life) has appointed Janelle Walter as the new director of life insurance sales in the marketing division.

Walter will be accountable for the expansion and implementation of life insurance marketing strategies to drive life insurance sales, the underwriter said.

She will report to the vice president of distribution marketing for Allianz Life, Doug Koenen and will act as a chain among multiple divisions directing the strategic vision for all life insurance product marketing programs, Allianz Life added.

Doug Koenen said "Janelle’s ability to manage multiple initiatives, consistently deliver first class marketing collateral, and build collaborative relationships has been the key to helping drive our life insurance business."

"With her proven results, we look forward to her leadership in continuously enhancing our life insurance marketing strategies."

Most recently, she was the life insurance marketing manager leading the development of marketing collateral and strategic planning.

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America is a part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with 142,000 employees globally.