Daniel J. Houston is president, Retirement, Insurance and Financial Services with the Principal Financial Group®. He is responsible for the company’s U.S. asset accumulation businesses, including Full Service Accumulation, Principal Bank, mutual funds and annuity lines of business. He’s also responsible for the company’s U.S. Insurance Solutions businesses, including Individual Life and Specialty Benefits, as well as, distribution channels supporting all units.
Houston joined the company in 1984 as a group representative in the Dallas group and pension office. He was promoted to senior group and pension representative in 1986, and named group and pension consultant in 1988. He was elected an officer and named regional director of group and pension sales in 1990 and promoted to regional vice president in 1993, to vice president in 1997, and to senior vice president in 2000. He was named executive vice president in 2006 and president in 2008.
Houston is a member of several boards, including United Way of Central Iowa, Mercy Medical Center, Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI), America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Iowa State University Business School Dean’s Advisory Council, Morley Financial Services, Principal Financial Advisors, Principal Trust Company (Asia) Limited, Principal International, BrasilPrev, Principal Bank and Principal Global Services Private Limited.