St. Louis Business Center
The St. Louis Business Center is a group of local offices representing Principal® in the St. Louis, Missouri area. 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 St. Louis 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 our business center, we’d like to tell you about the amazing folks you’ll be working with.
Dawn Wolfgram CLF® - Regional Managing Director
As a Regional Managing Director, Dawn is responsible for building a dynamic environment focused on helping community partners, financial advisors, and benefits firms enhance their collective potential. Dawn is passionate about GAMA, Women in Financial Services and NAFIA. Dawn enjoys her family, spending time at the lake and watching the KC Royals.
Matt Buetow - Managing Director
As a Managing Director, Matt has been in the financial services industry for over 22 years and has his CLU® designation. He is focused on talent acquisition, revenue growth, developing and building the sales team in our St. Louis location. Matt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisville. In his personal time, Matt enjoys hanging out with his wife and four children, playing golf and watching all sports, especially college football and basketball – go Cardinals!
Andrew Widman - Managing Director
As a Managing Director, Andrew is focused on recruiting, developing advisors, and revenue growth for the Kansas City Business Center. Since 2005, Andrew has enjoyed building relationships with his clients, and the advisors in the firm. He has served as Vice President, and President of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) for Johnson/Wyandot in Kansas, and is active in other organizations in the community.
Andrew is an active ambassador for Midwest Transplant Network spreading the word of organ donation after receiving a new heart himself in March 2017 and getting a second chance at life!
In his personal time, Andrew loves spending time with his wife Vicki, and two sons, Reece and Will. As a family, they love traveling, watching the Royals play, and fishing. Andrew and his family reside in Overland Park, KS.
Shari Kearns CLF® - Operations Manager
Shari oversees operations of the Business Center, assists the management team with agency onboarding and development, monitor budgeting, handle compliance activities, marketing initiatives for the firm and the Financial Representatives, as well as lead and direct administrative staff functions. Shari has over 30 years of industry experience. Shari is active in her community and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Marlene Greiner - Sr. Case Design Specialist
Marlene joined Principal in 1979 and worked in the Ottumwa, IA office for 10 years before moving to St. Louis. Marlene supports advisors and field managers by providing design expertise and consultation to build, refine and package client financial plans, along with assisting and supporting the new business activities of management and advisors to achieve business center and company goals. Marlene prides herself on providing quality service and information to clients. Marlene loves to spend time with family and friends, and is a big Iowa Hawkeye fan!
Steve Eugster - Field Supervisory Associate
Steve joined Principal® in 2018. As Field Supervisory Associate, Steve provides compliance and supervision guidance to management, Principal Securities registered representatives, investment advisor representatives and staff in the Kansas City/St Louis Business Center. He strives to provide education and guidance to help foster a compliant and ethical sales culture.
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.
Natasha Gibbons - Sales Support Specialist
Natasha focuses her day to day activity around assisting and supporting the new business activities of management and advisors to achieve business center and company goals. Natasha has 5 years experience in our industry and is passionate about better serving our clients and community. She enjoys singing with the John Knox Presbyterian Choir.
Sarah Zinnel - Recruiting Support Coordinator
Sarah brings to the St, Louis Business Center over three years of recruiting and HR support experience in the staffing industry. She specializes in candidate experience and delivering quality recruiting support. Sarah is a dog enthusiast who has a personal goal of visiting one global location per year. She is dedicated to continuous education and personal improvement through overcoming fears, learning new skills, and being open-minded.
Denise Moore, CLF®, CMC - Regional Marketing Strategist
As Regional Marketing Strategist, Denise provides one on one marketing consultations with advisors to create a customized marketing plan to build and grow their practice. Denise supports local branding and market development in our locations. Denise enjoys traveling to sunny vacation spots, watching sporting events and spending time with loved ones.
Interested in meeting with an advisor near you? Great! Check the list below to see who's available in your area and learn more.
14755 North Outer 40, Suite 110
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Directions to the Chesterfield office
2000 Forum Blvd, Suite 3
Columbia, MO 65203
Directions to this Columbia office
1900 Surrey Court
Columbia, MO 65203
Directions to the Columbia office
823 W. Spresser Street
Taylorville, IL 65268
Directions to the Taylorville office
The financial professionals of the St. Louis Business Center are licensed in AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, WV and WI 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.
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.
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Important Consumer Information: The St. Louis 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.