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WoodmenLife Hires Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

WoodmenLife is proud to announce the appointment of Wilbur Jenkins as Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. Jenkins will lead the Core Operations, Human Resources, and Strategic Initiatives divisions while overseeing strategic planning for WoodmenLife.

Prior to joining the organization, Jenkins served as Sr. Vice President of Operations and Business Transformation at Argo Group and Vice President of Countrywide Operations for Hartford Financial Services Group.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Wilbur as our new COO,” said Denise McCauley, Executive Vice President & COO and CEO-elect. “He brings a fresh perspective and a wealth of experience to the role, and I’m confident he’ll help us take our organization to the next level.”

With a Bachelor of Science from South Carolina State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix, Jenkins also holds Executive Leadership and Business Management certificates from Harvard Business School and Babson College, respectively.

Jenkins is an active participant in charitable organizations, including Assault on Illiteracy, Junior Achievement, Meals on Wheels, Rescue Mission Homeless Shelter, and the Food Bank for the Heartland.

In his free time, Jenkins enjoys reading, running, and walking. He has two children and three grandchildren.


About WoodmenLife

WoodmenLife was founded in 1890 as a not-for-profit. The organization gives back to its members across the country, who join together in a shared commitment to family, community and country. With a legacy of financial stability, WoodmenLife offers quality life insurance and retirement products. A person becomes a member when they purchase a WoodmenLife product. Members have access to many extras they can use now. To learn more about the organization, visit