Dan Reams has been named vice president and wholesaler of the financial institutions division of AIM of Houston, Texas. Reams will provide marketing, promotion and sales support in Georgia and western Florida.

Reams previously worked with Van Kampen Funds of Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. where he was regional vice president and national sales director for Parkstone Mutual Funds.

The company also named David Dietrich vice president and wholesaler responsible for the company's Independent and insurance dealer division in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii and southern California. Dietrich had been with Franklin Templeton Group of San Mateo, Calif. where he was wholesaler and vice president.

J. Barry Griswell has been named CEO of Principal Financial Group of Des Moines, Iowa. Griswell will retain his title of president of Principal and will assume responsibility for overall management of the company.

The company also promoted Richard L. Prey to executive vice president of retirement products businesses with responsibility for the company's pension and mutual fund offerings. Prey formerly was a senior vice president responsible for pension services.

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