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Meet the Midwest Region Business Center Team

Larry Reelitz, CLF - Regional Managing Director
515-246-4056
reelitz.larry@principal.com

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, 1998 and 2005. Also, in 2005 Larry was inducted into The Principal Management Hall of Fame. 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 Chartered Leadership Fellow (CLF) professional designation. He has received 17 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 and ten grandchildren.

Jason Folsom, CFP®, ChFC® - Managing Director
563-383-0850 ext 103
Folsom.Jason@principal.com

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
515-246-4061
Gardner.Lance@principal.com

 

Ann Hudson - Managing Director
515-226-8048
Hudson.Ann@principal.com

Ann has been in the financial services industry since 1991. Ann has been with The Principal® for a little over thirteen years and joined the Midwest Region Business Center in 2013 as a Managing Director where she actively recruits, trains and develops financial advisors. She is a graduate of Iowa State University and since joining the Business Center has earned her Chartered Leadership Fellow (CLF) professional designation. She is a member of GAMA and NAIFA and involved in numerous community organizations.

Scott Krueger - Managing Director
515-226-8041
Krueger.Scott@principal.com

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
515-246-4084
niedert.mike@principal.com

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 Chartered Leadership Fellow (CLF) professional 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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