Full Name
Beth Wood
Job Title
Executive vice president and chief marketing officer
Principal Financial Group
Speaker Bio
Beth Wood is executive vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO) with Principal Financial Group®. As CMO, Beth leads the Global Brand & Experience team, serving as the architects and stewards of the Principal® brand. The team creates and amplifies branded stories that invite customer curiosity, participation in our financial educational and planning narrative, and exposure to financial solutions that can help them feel more secure on their own journey. Beth and her team are accountable for aligning the global organization around the customer; utilizing data insights, analytics, and technology to deliver compelling customer experiences and measurable results to support business growth. In her role, she also serves as Chair of the company’s ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Task Force and Chair of the Principal® Foundation.

Beth joined Principal® in July 2019. Prior to Principal, Beth was vice president and chief marketing officer of the individual businesses for Guardian Life Insurance in New York City. Her responsibilities included leading digital marketing transformation across the life, disability, annuity, and wealth management businesses in support of the company’s general agency system, its 3,000 financial representatives and their respective clients. She held this role since 2016. Before that, she served as second vice president, life, and agency marketing at Guardian since 2010.
Beth Wood