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Meet the Midwest Region Business Center Team

Larry Reelitz, CLF - Regional Managing Director

Larry has entered the life insurance industry in 1971 and joined the Principal Financial Group in 1984.  His agency has won the Grand Trophy for all agencies with The Principal in 1994, 1996, 1997 and 1998.  The agency has qualified as a GAMA Master Agency for the last ten years.  Larry graduated from the University of South Carolina, is a Viet Nam War veteran and has earned his CLF designation.  He has received 14 MART awards, is a member of LIMRA's Research Agencies Group, GAMA's Executive Cabinet, NAIFA and is active in numerous community activities. 

Larry and his wife reside in Des Moines and have four children.

Jason Folsom, CFP®, ChFC® - Managing Director
563.383.0850 ext 103

Jason has been in the financial services industry since 2000. In that period, Jason earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) professional designations and built his personal practice primarily around individuals planning for retirement and business owners. After joining the Principal Financial Group® in April 2010, Jason enrolled in the emerging leaders program in 2013, actively recruiting, training, and working with advisor in the Quad Cities area. Jason joined the leadership team full-time in the beginning of 2015. Jason resides in Erie, IL with his wife, Stephanie, and their twin children, Bryce and Taylor, and enjoys spending his free time with them.

Lance Gardner - Managing Director


Dan Henderson, FLMI, ChFC® - Managing Director
563.383.0850, ext. 108

Dan began his career with the Principal Financial Group in 1983.  Prior to joining The Principal, Dan's other industry experience was working in the home office Advanced Sales Departments from 1977 – 1980 and field management since 1980.  Dan received his B.A. from the University of Iowa in 1974, his JD* from the University of Iowa in 1976 and passed the bar exam in 1977.  He has received 11 MART awards.

Dan is married and has four children.

*JD is an educational degree and holder does not provide legal services on behalf of the companies of the Principal Financial Group.

Ann Hudson - Managing Director


Scott Krueger - Managing Director

Scott has 15 years of business experience and joined the Principal Financial Group in 2009. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. Scott is a Des Moines Youth Hockey Board Member and member of St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Scott is married and has three children.

Mike Niedert, CLF - Managing Director

Mike has 18 years of industry experience and joined the Principal Financial Group in 1990. Mike has also been a small business owner for ten years. He graduated from the University of Iowa and has earned his CLF designation. Mike has been a MART qualifier thirteen times and a Top Trophy winner. He is a member of NAIFA, GAMA and St. Francis Church.

Mike and his wife and family reside in West Des Moines, IA.

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