Kathleen B KayPrincipal Financial Group, Inc.
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Principal Financial Group, Inc.
Kathy Kay is executive vice president and chief information officer of Principal Financial Group®. She is responsible for overseeing the company’s global technology and digital strategies, its IT and digital operations, and innovation that supports current and future business needs. Kay joined Principal in May 2020. She brings nearly 25 years of cross-industry experience in IT leadership. She most recently led the information technology business at Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), including the company’s mission-critical systems and the development of the company’s technology strategy, infrastructure, and architecture. She also held leadership positions with General Motors, Comerica, and SunTrust. Kay earned a master’s degree in engineering science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Wayne State University. Kathy is on the board of Mechdyne, a private company in Iowa, and also serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity of Des Moines.