Meet Our Team

Byron Allen President / CEO

Byron graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University’s Honors College with dual Bachelor degrees in Accountancy and Computer Information Science and later returned to ASU to earn his MBA.

Jonathan Allen Chief Information Officer

Jonathan received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and a Master’s degree in Software Engineering from Arizona State University. He has been working at American Savings since 1999 where he started as a Systems Developer and is currently the Chief Information Officer.  

Gove Allen Legal Counsel

Donald W. Ayers, CMB Director, Sales & Marketing

I joined American Savings Life in 2012. Currently my principal duties are assisting with the recruitment of independent agents, annuity product development & enhancement and directing our lending efforts in the state of Texas. I like to create a win-win transaction for American Savings Life and a borrower by concentrating

Richard B. Unangst Compliance Director, Chief Risk Officer

Richard Unangst attended Brigham Young University and in 1961 he was hired by Frihoff Allen, Founder and President of American Savings Life Insurance Company and served as their Accountant Controller for eleven years. Richard then went out on his own and performed the accounting, filing of Annual Statements with State

James Gilbert Systems Developer and Administrator

Hi, I'm James. Here at American Savings I am involved with everything to do with computers from software and web development, to systems administration. I work hard at keeping our computers running smoothly so our team can provide the best service possible. Outside of the office, I love spending my time with family and friends, playing music, reading, and learning new things.

Robert Messick Assistant Controller

Robert Messick has over 15 years in his career involving business, accounting and finance. With a degree in Finance and with an MBA, he has held finance positions with various responsibilities including accounting, financial statement analysis, treasury and cash flow management, investment research and analysis.

Linda Williams Administrative Assistant

Linda has been with American Savings Life Insurance since early 2015. She enjoys seeing our beautiful country and had the awesome opportunity for three years to travel throughout the U.S. with a singing group. In her spare time

Richard Campbell

I joined American Savings Life in February 2015. I have been a Real Estate Broker in Arizona for over 30 years. I have developed over 2,000,000 sq. ft. of retail space, two Hampton Inns, an Embassy Suite, a 90,000 sq. ft. industrial building, and two small office buildings. I manage the

Pat Vasquez Account Executive

Hi! My name is Pat Vasquez and I’d like to take a moment or two, to share a few things about myself so that you might become better acquainted with me. I’m originally from Wisconsin – home of the Green Bay Packers! and of course, cheese, so we’re also known as Cheese-Heads! I moved to Arizona about 16 years ago after raising our daughter and seeing her off on her

E. Paul Whetten Loan Originator/Closer

Work Experience/Education: Paul has 10 years of experience in enterprise management and small business accounting and over 13 years of experience in the financial services industry. He graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University with