Principal® Financial Network of Chicagoland
The Principal® Financial Network of Chicagoland is a group of local offices representing Principal® in Illinois. We are dedicated to helping individuals, businesses and their employees achieve financial security and success in our communities. We proudly represent Principal with integrity and professionalism.
Working with us
If you’re interested in working with us as a financial professional, we’ll provide you a professional and supportive environment that helps you build your knowledge and skills. Learn more about what it’s like to work with us and meet our management team.
See our office locations & financial professionals
If you’re looking for a financial services product, we can help you find a local financial professional at Principal® to discuss your financial needs, as well as purchase life insurance, annuities, securities and investments.
See a list of financial professionals in the Chicagoland area to contact one directly.
Do you want to make a difference and help others solve problems? We do too. That’s why we want to talk to you about your future with Principal. Whether you’re just getting started or ready to move your business in a new direction, we’ve got your back.
An inclusive culture and tools to build your career
The one thing we have in common is that each of us is different. That’s why we seek diversity in the people we hire. Our inclusion extends to the way we do business with a flexible work culture. That may mean you want to focus on a specific market, be a solo practitioner or join a team. No matter what you choose, we’re here to give you the right tools to build your confidence and help you succeed.
Meet the management team
Now that you know a little about us, we’d like to tell you about the amazing folks you’ll be working with.
Mary Ellen Fiflis, FSCP - Managing Director
As Managing Director, Mary Ellen actively recruits new and experienced financial professionals to the Chicagoland Region and works with all the financial professionals focusing on their professional development. With over 15 years of industry experience, Mary Ellen is passionate about helping people become more financially capable and equipped for any kind of challenges they may go through in life. She cares about the people she works with and is there to educate and guide them to taking steps toward their dreams. Mary Ellen is actively involved in NAIFA and a local Boy Scout troop.
Connect with me on LinkedIn
Suzie Daggett - Candidate Experience Consultant
Suzie brings over 18 years of industry experience to our team. She has a broad knowledge of Principal products and new business processes, as well as years of customer service experience with both clients and financial professionals.
Suzie received her B.A. in French and International Business Certificate from the University of Iowa. She loves to travel and has been to over 35 countries. She enjoys live music/theater, cultural events and spending time with friends and family.
Gina Rogala- Business Development Consultant
Gina 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.
Connect with me on LinkedIn
Colleen Wood - New Business Consultant
Colleen 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.
Interested in meeting with a financial professional near you? Great! Check the list below to see who’s available in your area and learn more.
Downers Grove office
3333 Finley Road, Suite 500
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Directions to the Downers Grove office
613 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
Directions to the LaSalle office
12410 Walker Rd.
Lemont, IL 60439
Directions to the Lemont office
507 Fairway Drive, Suite 143
Naperville, IL 60563
Directions to the Naperville office
The financial professionals of the Principal® Financial Network of Chicagoland are licensed in IL to offer insurance products, life insurance (including variable life), annuities (including variable annuities), securities and investment advice.
This site is not a solicitation of interest in any of these products in any other state. The member companies of the Principal Financial Group neither endorses, explicitly or impliedly, any of the third party entities.
Insurance products from the Principal Financial Group® are issued by Principal National Life Insurance Co. (except in NY) and Principal Life Insurance Co. Securities and advisory products offered through Principal Securities, Inc., 800-247-1737, member SIPC. Principal National, Principal Life, and Principal Securities are members of the Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA 50392.
* Non-securities registered; insurance licensed financial professional
Important Consumer Information: Financial Professionals of Principal Securities who are part of the Principal® Financial Network of Chicagoland may only transact business in a particular state after licensure or satisfying qualifications requirements of that state, or only if he or she is excluded or exempted from the state's registration requirements. Follow-up, individualized responses to consumers in a particular state by any of the Financial Professionals of Principal Securities that involve either the effecting or attempting to effect transactions in securities or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation, as the case may be, shall not be made without first complying with the state's requirements, or pursuant to an applicable state exemption or exclusion. For information concerning the licensure status or disciplinary history of a broker-dealer, investment adviser, BD agent or IA representative or any financial institution he or she represents, contact your state securities law administrator.
The Financial Professionals of Principal Securities are licensed in a number of states to offer insurance products, and life insurance (including variable life), annuities (including variable annuities), and are securities and advisory registered in a number of states This site is not a solicitation of interest in any of these products in any other state.
Principal Life maintains certificates of authority to transact insurance in all 50 states. Principal Life NAIC identification number is 61271. Principal National NAIC identification number 71161