Patrick L. Dees

Patrick L. Dees

Chairman, President & CEO

Pat Dees serves WoodmenLife as Chairman of the National Board of Directors, President & CEO, effective May 1, 2017.

Involved in WoodmenLife chapter activities from a young age, Dees began his WoodmenLife sales career in 1988 in Angleton, TX. He was appointed a Regional Director in March 1996 and served in that role in California, Florida and Georgia South.

Since joining the Home Office in 2009, Dees has held various senior management positions, most recently the Executive Vice President, Fraternal, in which he oversaw WoodmenLife's community service strategy nationwide.

Dees serves on the Board of Directors of Woodmen Foundation; Nebraska Humane Society; and, a non-profit charitable giving website connecting people and projects that need help with people who want to give it.

He also currently serves as Immediate Past Chair of the American Fraternal Alliance, an organization uniting not-for-profit fraternal benefit societies in their mission of providing quality financial services, leading community service projects and offering their members a variety of benefits, such as group discount programs.

Dees and his wife, Michele, have five children and six grandchildren.


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