New York Metro Business Center
The New York Metro Business Center is a group of local offices representing Principal® in entire metro area of New York which includes Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, as well as Long Island, Southern Counties of NY State, Southern Counties of CT, Northeastern Counties of New Jersey. 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 New York Metro 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.
Douglas A. DiDominica - Senior Regional Managing Director
Doug joined Principal in 2007 and the growth of the organization is the core component of Doug's present role as Regional Managing Director of the New York Metro Business Center.
Doug accomplishes this by selecting dedicated, driven management associates and financial professionals who can help meet client expectations and assists them with making wealth management strategy decisions in a challenging and rapidly changing marketplace and has dedicated himself to providing his client's with an unparalleled customer service experience and creating a high-performance, family-oriented culture for his management team, financial representatives and staff.
An active member in both his professional and local communities, Doug is an active member of NAIFA and GAMA, is a member of multiple local Chambers of Commerce, a USA Hockey-Certified Level 3 Coach and lives in Massapequa, NY with his wife Kristin and their six children.
Joe Principe - Managing Director
As Managing Director of Principal’s New York Metro Business Center and leader of our New York City office, Joe’s focus is on the growth of our organization and the coaching and development of our team of financial professionals, joining them in their efforts to educate and inspire our clients to set and reach their personal, professional and financial goals. A lifelong entrepreneur, Joe’s experience in financial services spans nearly two decades and several disciplines and facets of the industry. From the operation and technological to the interpersonal and analytical, Joe’s diverse experience drives his specialized work with business owners, key executives and fellow entrepreneurial professionals.
An active and dedicated member of both the industry and his local community, Joe is a member of GAMA, NAIFA and Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business Alumni Association and lives in Long Beach, NY with his wife Stepany and their son Jake.
Frank DiSpigna - Associate Managing Director
I work with my clients to build and protect wealth through comprehensive financial planning. I specialize in working with individuals, business owners, key executives and entrepreneurial professionals. I am a former member of the FDNY and have over 33 years of experience in the financial, life and group benefits industry. I am proud to be a native New Yorker.
I graduated from St. John’s University in Queens, NY. I hold series 7, 24, and 63 securities registrations and am life and health licensed.
My interests include boating, living an active lifestyle, and being close to family. I am a member of St. Patrick’s Church and a former CYO coach for the boys lacrosse and girls basketball teams.
Andrea Hanlin - Operations Manager
Andrea joined Principal in 2011 and plays a key role in our leadership team and oversees the operations of the entire NY Metro Business Center which includes Offices in Brooklyn, Melville, New York City, New Jersey & Westchester, NY. Andrea’s primary focus is to achieve operational excellence in the business center offices in alignment with the core values of Principal® by supporting their clients, representatives and employees we serve by building and protecting our brand and quality reputation and distinguishing ourselves from the competition. Andrea loves to spend time gardening and volunteering at her church whenever possible.
Anna Elterman - Sr. Marketing Coordinator
718-376-3400 ext. 5171
Laura Grell - Recruiting Support Coordinator
Laura started with Principal in October 2017 and has over a year of experience in recruiting and HR support. She specializes in candidate experience and delivering quality recruiting/selection assistance.
Laura earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing with an emphasis in Sales Management from the Univeristy of Northern Iowa.
Laura stays active by working out and golfing. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling to new places.
Jerry Murphy - Sales Support Specialist
Jerry provides the highest level of sales, administrative and case management support for our financial advisors, their support staff and our leadership team at the New York Metro Business Center. Jerry’s focus is to facilitate all aspects of new business processing serving as a liaison with our home office underwriting team for both transitioning and tenured advisors and supporting operational strategies. Jerry has a broad base of experience with new business, life underwriting and policy service spanning 30 years and resides in Wantagh, NY with his wife Meg.
631-861-2600 ext. 2572
John Bastian CLF®, LUTCF® - Director of Field Supervision
In 2002 John started with Principal® where he has enjoyed the opportunity to grow his career and work with various offices throughout the country. Principal continues to provide John with what he values most, the chance to assist advisors and leaders with their responsibilities to themselves and their clients which in turn helps to grow a greater organization.
In his spare time John enjoys spending time with his wife Carol and their many grandchildren as well as getting in a few rounds of golf now and again.
Suzie Daggett - Marketing Support Coordinator
Suzie brings to the Business Center over 18 years of industry experience. She specializes in providing high quality marketing support. She has a broad knowledge of Principal® products and new business processes, as well as years of customer service experience with both clients and advisors.
Suzie received her B.A. in French and International Business Certificate from the University of Iowa. She loves to travel and has been to 35+ countries. She enjoys live music/theater, cultural events and spending time with friends and family.
Cindy Duick, CLF®, LUTCF - Sr. Regional Marketing Strategist
Cindy's mission is to help field leaders, their teams and financial professionals achieve success through efficient use of resources, developing markets and strategic business planning. She partners with teams throughout the United States. Her financial services experience began in 1999, however she has worked in many aspects of sales and marketing in diverse fields such as advertising and sales promotion, corporate healthcare administration, and manufacturing.
Originally from Lancaster, PA, Cindy lives in Boca Raton with her husband and Rottweiler. Cindy is a long-time member of the Gulfstream Guardian Angels Rottweiler Rescue, a Defender for 4Kids of South Florida, an advocate for the Alzheimer's Foundation, and a member of St. Jude Catholic Church Boca Raton.
Joelisa Sherman, CLF® - Regional Marketing Strategist
Joelisa provides personal consultations with advisors and business center management to create customized strategies that build and grow successful advisor practices. She joined Principal in 2008 and has over 15 years of marketing experience. Joelisa is a proud alumni of the University of South Florida and enjoys spending time with her husband Jason and two young children attending various sporting events, traveling and boating.
Interested in meeting with an advisor near you? Great! Check the list below to see who's available in your area and learn more.
New York Metro Business Center office
48 S. Service Road, Ste. 402
Melville, NY 11747-2335
Directions to the Business Center office
Brooklyn, New York office
2626 E. 14th Street, Suite 201
Brooklyn, NY 11235-3968
Directions to the Brooklyn office
Melville, New York office
48 S. Service Road, Suite 402
Melville, NY 11747-2335
Directions to the Melville office
New York, New York office
1155 Avenue of the Americas, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10036-2711
Directions to the New York office
Parsippany, NJ office
300 Interpace Parkway, Bldg C, 2nd Flr
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Directions to the Parsippany office
Rye Brook, New York office
800 Westchester Ave, 6th Fl
Rye Brook, NY 10573
Directions to the Rye Brook office
Utica, New York office
41 Notre Dame Lane
Utica, NY 13502
Directions to the Utica office
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