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Don Weitzel, CLU®, CLF®, REBC - Regional Managing Director
770-956-8300, Ext. 3108

Don has more than 25 years of industry experience, beginning his career in 1986 with Old Northwest Agents. He joined Principal® in 1998 as Vice President of Group Benefits Sales and Service. Don assumed the responsibilities of Vice President of Business Operations and Sales for Principal in 2009. He was responsible for managing the profit and loss of the insured medical division in the state of Georgia. He also lead the benefits and network strategy - including strategic direction of The Principal Edge NetworkSM - for that market. Don earned a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Chadron State College. He has served as the Regional Lupac Chairman for the Tennessee Association of Life Underwriters and was President-elect of the Knoxville Association of Life Underwriters in Knoxville, TN, before transferring to Atlanta in 1997. Don, Kelli and daughter Shelby live in Kingston.

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T. Nelson Kikly - Managing Director
770-850-0220 Ext.155

Nelson Kikly has served in the financial industry for over 10 years, including nine Years as a financial advisor and two years on the management side of the business. Nelson has produced at the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) level. Nelson is looking forward to building a great team and future with the Principal Financial Group®.

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James R. Wech, CLU®, ChFC® - Managing Director
770-850-0220, Ext. 127

Jim has 36 years experience in the industry, specializing in the design and implementation of Estate Plans, Business Succession plans, and Executive Benefit plans. He is a Princor Registered Representative and a FINRA-registered Principal. Jim is a member of the National Association of Life Underwriters (NALU), the Atlanta Estate Planning Council, and the Society of Financial Service Professionals. He is also a past president of The Society of Financial Service Professionals - Atlanta; and a former board member of the Educational Foundation Inc. Department of Risk Management and Insurance - Georgia State University.

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