March 16, 2018
Darcy G. Callas, Moline, Illinois, will retire from Modern Woodmen of America’s board of directors effective April 1. Lester L. Bohnert, East Moline, Illinois, has been appointed to fill the board position.
Callas has served on the board of directors since 2006. She began her Modern Woodmen career in 1983 as assistant counsel and was promoted to assistant general counsel in 1994. She was named general counsel in 2006.
Bohnert joined Modern Woodmen as assistant counsel in 1988. He was promoted to counsel in 1997 and to assistant general counsel in 2006, managing the daily operations of the Legal Department. In 2017, Bohnert also assumed oversight responsibility for Modern Woodmen’s Compliance Department. He serves as chair of the organization’s Law, Insurance, and Claims Review committees as well.
In addition to his board role, Bohnert has been named Modern Woodmen’s general counsel, effective April 1.
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