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The Principal’s CIO Named to Insurance & Technology’s Elite 8 List

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An esteemed magazine has named Principal Financial Group(R) executive, Doug Fick, to its annual list of the most successful and inspiring IT executives in the industry. Insurance and Technology Magazine selected Fick, chief information officer and vice president of United States Insurance Solutions at The Principal, as one of its annual Elite 8.

“Each year, Insurance & Technology identifies technology executives who demonstrate effective leadership while delivering innovative solutions,” says Nathan Golia, senior editor of Insurance & Technology. “Doug’s career implementing customer and adviser-focused initiatives using latest-generation technology platforms made him an ideal choice for this year’s Elite 8.”

For over a decade, Fick has been instrumental in delivering innovative technology solutions that benefit adviser and customers around the world.

Since 1999, Insurance & Technology has honored the best of the best in the IT field each year. Executives are chosen because of their intelligence, experience, vision, creativity and common sense, along with their ability to help companies overcome budget limitations, regulatory restrictions, technological uncertainty and cultural resistance to drive productivity, profitability and growth.

The magazine’s Elite 8 winners are profiled in its November issue. The awards will be presented during Insurance & Technology’s Executive Summit held Nov. 9-11 in Bal Harbour, Florida.

Fick joined The Principal in May 1987 as a loan clerk in the residential mortgage business unit. Over the past 26 years, he has held a variety of business and technology leadership roles leading up to his current position. Prior to joining The Principal, Doug served in the United States Navy as a non-commissioned officer and in 2001, retired from the Iowa Air National Guard after 21-years of military service.

Throughout his career, Fick has been actively involved with United Way and other non-profit organizations. He is a past president of the Board of Directors of the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, a member of the Board of Directors of The Science Center of Iowa, and he is the executive sponsor of the Veterans Employee Resource Group at The Principal.

About the Principal Financial Group
The Principal Financial Group(R) (The Principal(R))1 is a global investment management leader offering retirement services, insurance solutions and asset management. The Principal offers businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services, including retirement, asset management and insurance through its diverse family of financial services companies. Founded in 1879 and a member of the FORTUNE 500(R), the Principal Financial Group has $513.5 billion in assets under management2 and serves some 19.5 million customers worldwide from offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Principal Financial Group, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PFG. For more information, visit

1 “The Principal Financial Group” and “The Principal” are registered service marks of Principal Financial Services, Inc., a member of the Principal Financial Group.
2 As of Sept. 30, 2014.

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