Renee Schaaf

Renee Schaaf

Renee Schaaf is the president of retirement and income solutions at Principal Financial Group. She leads the company’s U.S. retirement business, serving retirement savings and income needs of several thousand employers and millions of individual customers. Collaborating across the company, she works to design real-world solutions to meet customer needs.

Prior to her current role, Schaaf was chief operating officer for Principal International, where she led global business development, strategy, and operations in Latin America and Asia. Throughout her career, she’s held numerous leadership roles covering business strategy, product development, technology, marketing, distribution, and customer experience.

Schaaf holds a degree from Iowa State University and an MBA from Drake University. She completed the Global Advanced Management Program from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management in 2016. Schaaf currently serves on the Board of Directors for United Way of Central Iowa. She also serves as Executive Advisory Council for the Department of Management at Iowa State University.
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Renee Schaaf joins Jim Blasingame to report on the results of a Principal survey which showed consumers plan to use their money from stimulus programs and tax returns wisely and save as much as they can.
Renee Schaaf joins Jim Blasingame to report on a recent Principal survey of consumers about their spending plans and how they feel about supporting local small businesses in the post-pandemic economy.
Renee Schaaf joins Jim Blasingame to report on her seven-year assignment of selling financial products in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, including the power of having good partners.