Northwest Business Center
The Northwest Business Center is a group of local offices representing Principal® in Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Utah, and Southwest Washington areas. 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 an advisor, 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 & advisors
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 advisors in the Northwest 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 our business center, we’d like to tell you about the amazing folks you’ll be working with.
Janice Swanson CLU®, ChFC®, CLF® - Regional Managing Director
Janice is responsible for building a team of financial professionals across Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Her team is focused on the culture of strong relationships, helping people set and achieve their goals. Janice enjoys traveling, she loves all sports (she’s a big Iowa State Cyclones Fan) and playing golf with her husband, Steve.
Gavin Chambers - Managing Director
Gavin is focused on revenue growth, developing and building the sales team in the Northwest Business Center. He is passionate about educating and training our advisors, as well as assisting them in joint work and case consultations. Gavin enjoys golfing, spending time with family and friends and resides in Seattle, Washington.
Fredrick "Fred" Nyberg CLTC - Managing Director
Fred is responsible for actively recruiting, training and developing financial advisors. Fred is a proud alumnus of Eastern Washington University. Fred enjoys agriculture (he was born and raised on an apple farm) and has developed over 500 acres of dwarf fruit trees in Eastern Washington.
Scott M. Smith - Development Director
Scott utilizes his knowledge and experience to mentor and develop new financial professionals. He’s focuses on sales training and industry knowledge to build confidence of his team. Scott enjoys sports, travel and spending time with his wife and their two daughters.
Allyn Smith - Operations Manager
Allyn plays a key role in our leadership team with a strong focus on talent acquisition for the expansion of our firm. Allyn oversees the operations for the entire business center. Allyn enjoys being a mom to her two daughters, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Denise Moore, CLF®, CMC - Marketing Consultant
As Regional Marketing Consultant, Denise provides one on one marketing consultations with advisors to create a customized marketing plan to build and grow their practice. Denise supporting local branding and market development in our locations. Denise enjoys traveling to sunny vacation spots, watching sporting events and spending time with loved ones.
Ashley Chambers - Sales Support Specialist
As a Sales Support Specialist, Ashley assists our advisors and our leadership team to achieve our business center goals. Ashley graduated from Oregon State University (Go Beavers!) with her Bachelor's degree in Communications. She is active in the community and participates in the Beaverton Hoops program for the YMCA and loves to volunteer at her daughter's school.
Kristen Martin - Assistant Advisor Development Coordinator
Kristen assists our leadership team and advisors with a wide range of services including onboarding new associates. Kristen graduated Colorado State University and moved her family to Boise, Idaho in 2016. Kristen enjoys motherhood, photography, sports (Loves the Miami Dolphins and Colorado State Rams) and traveling the world!
Laura Coats, CMC - Sr. Marketing Coordinator
Laura joined Principal in 2011, she has over 15 years of financial services industry experience. Laura leads the new business processing team for the Northwest Business Center. Laura enjoys spending time with her son, traveling, watching football or relaxing with a good book.
Michelle Shandrow - Sr. Marketing Coordinator
Michelle began her career in financial services industry in 2005, joining Principal in 2016. Michelle supports the leadership team and our advisors on a variety of projects including new business processing. Michelle moved to Seattle in 1998 and enjoys gardening, hiking, biking and spending time with family and friends.
Cindy King - Sales Support Specialist
As a Sales Support Specialist, Cindy supports both our leadership team and our advisors with a wide ranges of activities including operations of our Seattle, Washington office. Cindy enjoys photography, writing, cooking, outdoor activities and spending time with her family
Interested in meeting with an advisor near you? Great! Check the list below to see who’s available in your area and learn more.
5665 Meadows Road, Suite 350
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
121 N 9th Street, Suite 303
Boise, ID 83702
2500 Overland Avenue, Suite 1
Burley, ID 83318
520 Pike Street, Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98101
1310 N Maple
Spokane, WA 99201
925 Executive Park Drive, Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
9013 NE Highway 99, Suite 8
Vancouver, WA 98665
612 N 39th Ave
Yakima, WA 98902
The financial professionals of the Northwest Business Center are licensed in AK, ID, OR and WA to offer insurance products, life insurance (including variable life), annuities (including variable annuities) and securities.
This site is not a solicitation of interest in any of these products in any other state.
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.
* Advisors marketing under DBA are not an affiliate of any company of the Principal Financial Group®.
Important Consumer Information: The Northwest Business Center Financial Professionals of Principal Securities 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.