Jane Slusark is the head of global communications at Principal Financial Group, a Fortune 250 financial services leader in asset management, retirement, and insurance. In her role, she leads the company’s strategic approach across external, employee, executive, and reputation communications. She has significant experience and expertise in crisis management, mergers and acquisitions, and global media relations. Current passion projects include the development of brand-building, purpose-driven thought leadership and the articulation and activation of a compelling employment brand. Prior to Principal, Jane held communications leadership positions in agriculture, government, and financial services. She has her Master’s of Public Administration from Drake University and Bachelor’s in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Iowa.