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Principal Names Chris Littlefield as New General Counsel

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 8 dicembre 2019

Principal Financial Group® today announced Christopher (Chris) Littlefield (53), former president and CEO of Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance (FGL) Holdings, will join Principal as its new general counsel effective January 13, 2020. After 38 years with the Principal®, current executive vice president, general counsel and secretary Karen Shaff, announced her intentions to retire on July 1, 2020.
As executive vice president and general counsel, Littlefield will have responsibility for the law department and report to Dan Houston, chairman, president and CEO. Shaff will serve as an advisor to Littlefield and hold the titles of executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary until March 1, 2020, when Littlefield will assume the corporate secretary responsibilities along with oversight of government relations, community relations and the Principal Foundation.Littlefield is an experienced general counsel turned CEO, having held top executive and general management roles for the last 11 years in the insurance industry. Prior to that, he held the role of general counsel at an insurance and global consumer products company.Littlefield earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona and his law degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. He currently resides in Des Moines with his family and will work out of the company’s global headquarters. Shaff joined Principal in 1982 as an attorney in the law department. She continued to advance through the levels of the law leadership team becoming general counsel in 1999 and the first female executive vice president of the company in 2004. In 2014, she became secretary to the Principal Board of Directors. Shaff’s responsibilities have included oversight of teams in law, ethics and compliance, government relations and community relations.


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