About Us

Since 1883, Modern Woodmen of America has brought people together, supported families and strengthened communities.

About Us
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Looking for a meaningful career?

Grow with Modern Woodmen! As a financial representative, you can make a positive impact for your family and your community.

Financial Planning

We can help you meet your current needs, achieve your future dreams and plan for all stages of life.

Planning for Life

Our Products

Modern Woodmen maintains a portfolio of high-quality financial products that can help you meet a wide range of life needs.

Our Products
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Financial planning

Browse our helpful tips and articles to understand what’s important to you and your loved ones.

Being a Member

Modern Woodmen membership is about relationships. As a member, you work together with a trusted local representative to plan for some of the most important moments in the lives of those you love.

Being a Member
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Member Benefits
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Member Benefits

Modern Woodmen offers a variety of fraternal member benefits for all ages.

Who We Are

Modern Woodmen is about people. Created for our members. Owned and operated by them too. Together, we’re here for each other, for our families and for the communities we love.


As a fraternal financial services organization, Modern Woodmen doesn’t have stockholders. We exist for the benefit of our more than 750,000 members. They’re real people just like you. They don't have to do anything extra or pay additional fees to become members. They are simply people who:

  • Live, work and play in big and small towns throughout the U.S.
  • Have chosen to protect their families and futures with the help of Modern Woodmen products.
  • Have the opportunity to enjoy member benefits and make an impact in their local communities.
  • Are connected by common bonds: financial security, quality family life and community impact.

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Financial representatives

Approximately 1,600 men and women in 70 regions throughout 47 states proudly call themselves Modern Woodmen representatives.

Our financial representatives are here to help you meet your individual financial goals, not to push products you don't need. From protection to saving to retirement planning and more, they're here for you throughout life. To listen. To provide advice. To lend a hand in times of need. To be a friend.

Find a representative near you  

Home office employees

At our home office in Rock Island, Illinois, we like to talk about “the Modern Woodmen way.” Our culture is based on courtesy, professionalism and personalized service.

After all, our nearly 500 home office employees are members, too. They take pride in helping people – from answering member questions in our Service Center to offering support to our financial representatives to maintaining the building and grounds.

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Fraternal volunteer leaders

Modern Woodmen members are organized into a system of local chapters. Chapter boards, made up of member volunteers, plan and coordinate local activities.

  • Approximately 2,800 chapters nationwide provide opportunities for members to take part in educational, social and volunteer activities.
  • Nearly 300 Summit chapters offer activities for members age 55 and over.
  • Modern Woodmen’s youngest members take part in nearly 800 youth service clubs, which are led by adult member volunteers.

Get to know a fraternal volunteer leader

Board of directors

Board Members

Modern Woodmen's board of directors, from left: Lori A. Newberg, William D. Keltner, David B. Emrick, Robert C. Pollex, W. Kenny Massey, Gary L. Medd, Jerald J. Lyphout, Albert T. Hurst and Darcy G. Callas

Modern Woodmen has a member-focused, representative form of government. When in session, our National Convention acts as the governing body of the organization.

Day to day, our board of directors ensures the organization runs smoothly and makes decisions that are in the best interest of members. The board consists of nine Modern Woodmen members of various professional and financial-related backgrounds.

Learn more about our president and CEO