Tony Essay of the Principal Financial Group® Mountain Plains Business Center has been awarded New Associate of the Year and has qualified for the company’s Premier Club.

Essay joined The Principal® in 2009 after graduating from the University of Nebraska College of Law. While attending the College of Law, Essay successfully completed the Business Estate Planning & Taxation program of concentrated study.  Among all new producers, Essay has been recognized as the top sales leader.  As the leading producer of the Nebraska region, he focuses in the areas of business planning and estate planning.

The Principal Premier Club is an exclusive level of distinction given by the company. The Premier Club distinction recognizes producers for their full range of financial products and services to individuals and business.  Producers who qualify for Premier Club represent the company’s very best producers nationwide.

Essay may be reached at (402) 434-5920 and is located at 770 N Cotner Blvd, Suite 100 inside the Gateway Executive Building.

The Principal Financial Group® (The Principal®) is a leader in offering businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services, including retirement and investment services, life insurance, and banking through its diverse family of financial services companies.  A member of the FORTUNE 500®, The Principal has $318.8 billion in assets under management and serves some 19.1 million customers worldwide from offices in 15 countries throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. For more information about The Principal Financial Group®, visit