Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) recently recognized Mary O'Keefe, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Principal Financial Group Inc., with a Seven Seals Award for her role in the development of the "Hire Our Heroes" initiative, an outreach effort to raise the visibility of hiring veterans and active Guard and Reserve members.  

Principal provided the support materials for the program, including videos and brochures. O'Keefe was presented with the award on May 4.