Mark Zesbaugh is Distinguished Alumnus Award-Winner St. Thomas Newsroom April 15, 2005 Mark Zesbaugh ’86, one of the first two alumni profiled in B. magazine, was awarded the 2005 Distinguished Alumnus Award on March 5. Zesbaugh, CEO of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, received the award in recognition of his leadership and service to St. Thomas, the community and his field of endeavor. Zesbaugh was named to St. Thomas’ board of trustees in Oct. 2003. He also serves on the executive committee of the Boys Scouts of America (Viking Council). He is a member of the Twin Cities Society of Security Analysts and the Association of Investments Management and Research.