The selection meeting for choosing the 2016 inductees to the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm. The meeting will be held at Principal Financial, 6701 Westown Suite 202, West Des Moines, Iowa. At this meeting the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame Board of Directors and two guests from outside of the insurance industry will vote for five new inductees from the pool of nominations received on or before March 1, 2016. Remember to save the date for the induction ceremony. It is scheduled for the evening of May 19, 2016 and will be held at the Prairie Meadows Convention Center in Altoona, Iowa. More details about this event will be posted soon.
Former Principal Financial Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer G. David Hurd, 86, died February 6, 2016. G. David Hurd was CEO of Principal from 1989 to 1994.
Hurd, born in Chicago on Dec. 14, 1929, graduated from Michigan State University in 1951. He came to Des Moines in 1954 to work for Banker’s Life Co., now Principal Financial Group Inc., and stayed with the company for 40 years before retiring in 1994, although he continued to serve as director of Principal Mutual Life Insurance Co.
He was inducted into the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame in 2000. Click here to read his profile page from the 2000 induction ceremony.
To be eligible for consideration, nominees must have an Iowa connection, serve as a role model for young people as well as others in the insurance business, exhibit the highest standards of ethical conduct, and have significantly impacted the insurance industry. The deadline for new nominations, and updates to to previous nominations, is March 1, 2016. Additional information about the nomination process can be found by clicking here.