Elena Edwards joined Allianz Partners as General Manager in 2019. She is responsible for providing executive leadership on strategy, prioritization, and execution for the partner-facing U.S. travel business.
Elena has over 30 years of leadership experience with GE companies, including 17 years in insurance with Genworth. In her tenure there, she managed various cross-functional teams including: Operations, IT, Product, Distribution, and Actuarial.
Most recently, Elena was the Senior Vice President of Long Term Care Insurance at Genworth leading strategic change in critical business operations and processes. Her other roles included Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Life Insurance Division and Chief Operations Officer. She has volunteered on several nonprofit boards in the past, and is currently an active member on the Science Museum of Virginia Foundation Board and a Religious Educator at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
Elena holds a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Union College.