Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), the corporate insurance carrier of Allianz Group, has appointed Phil Curtis as global head of Human Resources effective April 1. He succeeds Dr. Melanie Gillig, who moves to Allianz SE as program lead Future Work.

His priority areas of focus in the new role will be to attract, develop and retain talent to support AGCS´ growth strategy as well as driving further the company’s cultural transformation journey. This includes highlighting a modern workplace in an agile environment as well as wellbeing and diversity and inclusion.

Curtis joins AGCS from his current role as head of HR and Change at Allianz SE. In this role, he managed HR for 2,000 people working in Allianz Group’s headquarter unit. Before joining the group in 2012, Curtis held a variety of HR management positions in global financial services companies such as UniCredit and UBS.


Alliant has hired Brittany Thune Lindberg as vice president, Mergers and Acquisitions. She joins the Alliant M&A Development team, which is led by Stephen Farr and operates under the direction of Greg Zimmer, president of Alliant Insurance Services.

Until 2021, Thune Lindberg served as VP for the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers in Washington, D.C., overseeing the development activities of the Council’s political action committee and foundation. She is also the co-founder and former co-chair of RightNOW Women PAC, a political action committee dedicated to motivating young professionals to support and help elect qualified women to federal office. She served in these capacities with the Council for eight-and-a-half years. Most recently, Thune Lindberg served as chief of staff & head of Client Engagement at a South Dakota-based wealth management firm.


NAU Country Insurance Company, a QBE Insurance Company, has appointed Michael Deal as chief operating officer. He will lead Claims, Legal and Compliance, Technology and Underwriting.

James Korin remains president of the multi-peril crop insurer and will continue to oversee all aspects of the business, with a heightened focus on serving customers and the American farmer, along with the strategic initiatives for the organization.

Deal joined NAU Country in 2003 as SVP, Information Technology and most recently served as chief marketing technology officer.