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Douglas Hodgson

Douglas Hodgson

Principal Financial Group
Des Moines, IA, USA

Doug Hodgson is Counsel - Annuities with Principal Life Insurance Company.  Doug joined Principal in 2011.  He is responsible for providing legal guidance in connection with all of Principal’s retail annuity products and he also is involved in Principal’s development of new retail annuity products, including fixed and variable.

Before joining The Principal, he served as Assistant General Counsel of American Enterprise Group, Inc., a health insurance company in Des Moines.  Prior to American Enterprise, he worked for the Iowa Insurance Division.  He also has experience as a private practice attorney, as well as having served part time as a military attorney – first in the Army Reserves and more recently in the Iowa Air National Guard.

Hodgson earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa and his law degree from Drake University Law School.  He is a member of the Iowa Bar Association.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Iowa Chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel.


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