Portrait of Patrick L. Dees

Patrick L. Dees

Chairman, President & CEO,
National Director

Omaha, NE

Patrick L. Dees has served WoodmenLife as President & Chief Executive Officer since 2017. He also serves as Chairman of the National Board of Directors and is currently a member of the Governance Committee.

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

Since joining the Home Office in 2009 as the National Sales Manager, Dees has held various senior management positions, including Executive Vice President, Fraternal, in which he oversaw WoodmenLife’s nationwide community service strategy.

Dees serves on the board of directors of the WoodmenLife Outreach Foundation and Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. He also is a Trustee of the Business Ethics Alliance and serves as a Governor of Aksarben.

Dees enjoys spending time with his family and golfing. Dees and his wife, Michele, have five children and thirteen grandchildren.

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