To supervise the company’s advocacy efforts directly with regulators and legislators

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz), a provider of annuities and life insurance, has appointed Patrick Reeder as senior director of government relations.

Maureen Phillips, chief legal counsel of Allianz, said: “Reeder brings extensive experience in government affairs to this important position. He will lead the company’s advocacy efforts directly with regulators and legislators.”

Mr Reeder brings over 20 years of legal, insurance and compliance related experience to Allianz. Prior to joining Allianz, he served as vice president and associate general counsel of Genworth Financial.

Previously to Genworth, Mr Reeder served as corporate counsel and chief compliance officer at The Bisys Group where he was responsible for all aspects of regulatory compliance in the insurance division. In addition, he was the assistant vice president of claims at Reliance Insurance.

Allianz Life provides an array of annuities and life insurance products in the US. The company is part of Allianz SE, a financial services group.