Dan Houston inducted to Iowa Business Hall of Fame
(Des Moines, Iowa)—Daniel J. Houston, the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Principal Financial Group, was inducted into the Iowa Business Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
Honorees are selected based on business leadership, community impact, volunteerism and leadership, and strategic vision. Houston is the sixth Principal executive to be named to the Iowa Business Hall of Fame since the honor was created in 1975, and the first to have received the honor while active as CEO.
During his 35 years with Principal, Houston has served in several management positions prior to being named to his current roles as President in 2014 and Chairman and CEO in 2015. As chief executive, he oversees Principal’s business operations in more than 80 markets with over 17,000 employees and 24 million global customers.
Houston serves on several boards including the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Central Iowa Water Trails Initiative, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Employee Benefits Research Institute, Principal Charity Classic, Iowa State University Business School Dean’s Advisory Council and Partnership for a Healthier America. He is also chairman of the American Council of Life Insurers and a member of the Business Roundtable.
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