Mr. Narber's interest in political and foreign affairs was evident during his years at Grinnell College, where he participated in men's government, student council, Young Democrats, and the radio station while earning a B.A. in political science and Latin American studies in 1968. He and his family hosted several foreign students from Europe, Turkey, Brazil, and Bolivia for one year each under the AFS program. He went on to receive an M.A. in political science and a law degree from Washington University at St. Louis in 1971. He has worked for the Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, where he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel, and served a three-year assignment as Chief Operating Officer of BrasilPrev, a Principal Financial Group joint venture in São Paulo, Brazil. He also served as a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association; the State of Iowa Human Services Council, responsible for policy and budgets of all state human services activities; the Iowa Attorney General's Task Force on Alternative Dispute Resolution; and the Acquisitions Committee and Board of Trustees of the Des Moines Art Center, serving as President of that board from 1997-99. He has also served on the boards of the Des Moines Symphony and Metro Arts Council in Des Moines. During his time in Brazil, he was involved in researching and writing about rural messianic movements, work honored by the Academy of Arts and Letters of the State of Bahia. Gregg completed an M.A. in History and his Ph.D. in 2007 in History from the University of Iowa in and most recently taught for four years as a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.