NU Online News Service, Sept. 16, 2003, 4:49 p.m. EDT – The Principal Financial Group Inc., Des Moines, Iowa, has picked Group Marketing Services Inc., Bloomington, Ill., to be its general agency for south and central Illinois.

The three partners at the general agency are Roger Garrett, John Sutter and Greg Smith.

Garrett is the president of the agency, and Sutter and Smith are vice presidents.