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Meet the management team - Tennessee Valley

Meet the management team

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Shawn Will - Senior Regional Managing Director

"I’m committed to helping our representative determine what financial success looks like, and helping them achieve it." As a former financial professional and managing partner, Shawn brings over 16 years of industry experience to his role here at Principal. He is an active member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) and the General Agency Management Association (GAMA).

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Ryan Marsh, CLF® - Senior Managing Director

Ryan has served the Charlotte community with financial services since 2001. Before joining the management team, he built a successful practice of business owners and families. Ryan is a graduate of UNC Charlotte, a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, and an Advisor for the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). A sports enthusiast, Ryan loves engaging in golf, softball, basketball, and football. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife Sharon and their children five children.

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Craig B. Miller, CFP®, CRPC® - Associate Managing Director

Craig brings over 17 years of financial services experience to his role as Associate Managing Director. Craig is passionate about working with both clients as well as internal partners, providing financial planning solutions to clients and training and growth support to representatives. Craig and his wife, Lauren, live in Raleigh with their two sons, Noah and Liam. Craig is originally from Florida and enjoys staying active through sports and outdoor activities.

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Ellen Brill - Candidate Experience Consultant

Ellen Brill partners with the management team to provide comprehensive support to all new financial representative candidates through the onboarding and initial marketing launch processes. This includes scheduling of exams, ordering background checks, preparing contracting and registration paperwork.

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Lisa Rinehart - Regional Talent Acquisition Consultant

Lisa has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry with a career that started managing credit union relationships on the West Coast. She joined Principal® in 2008 to focus on sourcing registered financial professional and leader talent. She finds great satisfaction in this role as she lives out the company’s values and mission bringing new talent from across the country into our culture of inclusion and diversity, where both specific and holistic practices thrive.

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Nicole Hathaway - Senior Business Development Consultant

Partners with the management team and representatives to implement strategies to expand their marketing, branding, and business development efforts at both the representative and regional office level.

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Kira Deck FLMI, MBA - Senior New Business Consultant

Kira is responsible for consulting and managing new business case design and submission. She partners with financial professionals and their teams, along with our corporate product partners, to ensure cases are submitted accurately so they can be processed on time and in alignment with product area processes.

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Laura Sperduto - Site Coordinator

The site coordinator is the glue that keeps our offices running smoothly. Along with the entire staff, Laura is a problem solver who makes sure your accounts are set up properly and your questions answered in a timely manner.

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