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Kim's Story

Business Area: Corporate
Degree: Finance

I stumbled upon The Principal. After college graduation, I thought I’d pursue a job in merchandising – which was my major. A friend of mine was interviewing with The Principal and I thought it wouldn’t hurt to go through another interview, even though I knew very little about the company.

In 1994, I became a claims management trainee in the Health Division and moved around from there. I was a team coordinator, a PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) coordinator, and a manager in our network operations area. In that time, I also obtained my Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration.

After 12 years in the Health Division, I decided it was time for a change. With the help of my leader, I networked, researched and soul-searched to determine what my next step should be. I accepted a position as a senior corporate negotiator. This change has given me a broader view of the organization.

Today, I’m an assistant director in the supplier management department where I work with businesses segments across the company to inventory and manage supplier relationships to enhance our relationships with strategic suppliers.

One of the things I enjoy most about The Principal is its open culture. Our senior management team is approachable and receptive. And, as a leader of the Asian Employee Resource Group, I appreciate their support and involvement in the various employee resource group diversity initiatives.

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