RICHMOND, VA, March 3, 2023 – Allianz Partners USA has announced that it has added three directors to support its rapidly growing client support team. Bernie Verwiel has joined the company as district director for the Midwest and Paul Corrigan has joined as district director for the Southeast. Verwiel and Corrigan are travel industry veterans and support the company’s retail channel travel advisor partners. Brian Albano has also joined the company as a director, managing strategic partnerships with ecommerce partners and developing future partners.
Paul Corrigan is a twenty-year veteran of the travel industry representing a number of well-known travel brands including Collette Tours, Royal Caribbean, Delta Vacations and AAA. He was a regional business development director for Allianz Partners for a decade beginning in 2002. Prior to rejoining the company, he served as a business development manager for Rocky Mountaineer. He has managed sales teams and national accounts and developed innovative approaches to help drive the success of travel advisor partners. He resides in Daytona Beach, FL.
Bernie Verwiel is a seasoned sales and marketing executive with extensive experience in a variety of account development roles. Prior to joining Allianz Partners, he was a senior manager of partner relations at Covac Global, where he onboarded travel agency partners for medical/pandemic/security evacuation programs and facilitated membership sales. He is a longtime resident of the Chicago area and sometimes leads tours that highlight the rich history of the Windy City.
Brian Albano has 20 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry and has led partnership and business development teams at United Airlines, Orbitz, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and others. He most recently served as director of global supplier relations at CCRA Travel Commerce Network. He is a former Californian and currently is based in the Syracuse, NY area.
“We’re very fortunate to have seasoned business development executives of Paul, Bernie and Brian’s caliber join us during a time of rapid growth in our business,” said Richard Aquino, Head of Sales at Allianz Partners USA. “Supporting our partners and their valued customers with our industry-leading products and services is our top priority and we’re delighted to have Paul, Bernie and Brian join what we think is the best business development team in the travel insurance industry.”
About Allianz Partners
In the United States, Allianz Partners USA (AGA Service Company) offers Allianz Travel-branded travel protection plans and serves millions of customers each year. In addition to travel protection, the company offers event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. AGA Service Company is doing business as Allianz Global Assistance Insurance Agency in California (License # 0B01400) and Massachusetts. Allianz Partners USA is part of the Allianz Partners group. Allianz Partners is a world leader in B2B2C insurance and assistance, offering global solutions that span international health and life, travel insurance, mobility and assistance. Customer driven, our innovative experts are redefining insurance services by delivering future-ready, high-tech, high-touch products and solutions that go beyond traditional insurance. Present in over 75 countries, our 19,400 employees speak 70 languages, handle over 58 million cases each year, and are motivated to go the extra mile to offer peace of mind to our customers around the world.