RICHMOND, VA, JANUARY 17, 2019 — Allianz Partners has announced that Elena Edwards joined the Henrico-based insurance company as General Manager on January 2. Edwards is responsible for providing executive leadership on strategy, prioritization, and execution for the company’s partner-facing U.S. travel insurance business.
Edwards brings nearly 18 years of executive experience in insurance from her previous roles at Genworth Financial. Most recently, she served as business leader of Genworth’s long-term care closed block insurance business in Richmond. As a seasoned executive who has held leadership positions in various GE businesses, she has a deep understanding of how to lead organizations through change. This experience will be well utilized as Allianz Partners moves to an agile environment to meet the changing needs of its business and its continued rapid growth.
Edwards has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Union College in Schenectady, NY and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, NY. She is an active member on the Science Museum of Virginia Foundation Board and resides in Richmond with her husband and 16-year-old twins.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Elena as a fantastic addition to our talented leadership team. Her proven expertise in business operations and processes will enable us to be even more nimble in providing world-class service to our partners and customers,” says Mike Nelson, CEO of Global Travel Insurance and the Americas, Allianz Partners. “This furthers our advantages of being more agile, innovative, and customer-focused in an increasingly competitive and rapidly-changing industry.”
Allianz Partners (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company. We provide insurance to 35 million customers annually and are best known for our Allianz Travel Insurance plans.* In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Partners offers tuition insurance, event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. The company also serves as an outsource provider for in-bound call center services and claims administration for property and casualty insurers and credit card companies.
*Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply to all plans. Plans are available only to U.S. residents. Not all plans are available in all jurisdictions. For a complete description of the coverage and benefit limits offered under your plan, carefully review your plan’s Letter of Confirmation/Declarations and Certificate of Insurance/Policy. Insurance coverage is underwritten by BCS Insurance Company (OH, Administrative Office: Oakbrook Terrace, IL), rated "A-" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co., under BCS Form No. 52.201 series or 52.401 series, or Jefferson Insurance Company (NY, Administrative Office: Richmond, VA), rated "A+" (Superior) by A.M. Best Co., under Jefferson Form No. 101-C series or 101-P series. Allianz Partners, Allianz Global Assistance, and Allianz Travel Insurance are marks of AGA Service Company or its affiliates. AGA Service Company is the licensed producer and administrator of these plans and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage due to the affiliation between AGA Service Company and Jefferson Insurance Company. Non-insurance benefits/products are provided and serviced by AGA Service Company. Marks not owned by AGA Service Company or its affiliates (the “Marks”) are used without permission. The Marks are owned by Non-Sponsors and they do not sponsor or endorse AGA Service Company, its affiliates, or this advertisement, and AGA Service Company and its affiliates do not sponsor or endorse any of the Non-Sponsors.