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.