Ben Banasik

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Ben Banasik


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At work

At work

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Why I do what I do

Why I do what I do

I am so blessed to be able to make a living by helping others and their communities. Each day, I sit down and help people overcome financial concerns and obstacles. I also get to help my community with our fraternal programs and activities. It’s very rewarding to be able to do what I do.

I serve members in…

Menomonee Falls, Sussex, Hartland, Pewaukee, West Bend, Hartford, Hubertus, Richfield, Colgate and the surrounding area.

I can help you plan for life using a variety of tools, including…

life insurance, annuities, mutual funds and variable annuities.

I enjoy working with…

the senior market. I am always fascinated and impressed by the attitudes of people slightly older than me. They never cease to amaze me with their energy and spirit.

I attended…

Central Michigan University.

I am very proud of…

my family. When we qualify for a Modern Woodmen sales conference, we do it together. My wife and daughter keep me on track and focused on my goals throughout the year. I could not do what I do without them supporting me. I have qualified for Modern Woodmen's President's Club twice and Century Club three times.

Before Modern Woodmen, I…

worked for other financial services organizations for more than 13 years.

I chose Modern Woodmen because…

I wanted to work for a company that felt like an extended version of my family. We root for and support one another. We know how to solve problems and get things done. Modern Woodmen fits me like a glove. We have the same values, and we always put the member first.

The best part of my career is…

helping people. I found a career where every day is different. It never gets old or boring. We have a unique responsibility to impact lives in a positive way.

A favorite moment in my career was when…

I had a member tell me I was the son she never had. She passed away recently, and I was honored to be asked by her daughters to speak at her funeral service. I will never forget the relationship I had with her and her husband.

“I serve members in Menomonee Falls, Sussex, Hartland, Pewaukee, West Bend, Hartford, Hubertus, Richfield, Colgate and the surrounding area.”
At home

At home

At home

My life outside of work

My family includes…

my wife, Betsy, and my daughter, Katie.

In my free time, you can find me…

golfing or heading up north to our lake cabin. I am passionate about sports, especially baseball. I love being at Katie's cross-country meets and hearing her play her viola in orchestra concerts.

I’m passionate about…

my family and friends. I also love the Detroit Tigers.

My greatest blessing is…

my family and my health.

My personal motto is…

You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.

My hidden talent is…

I am very composed and comfortable speaking in front of an audience.

Community impact

In the community

In the community

My local community impact

I have lived in my community…

for 24 years.

What I like best about my community is…

the size of Menomonee Falls. You never feel overwhelmed, and I feel our community is very safe. We are fortunate to live in a wonderful neighborhood with great people who look out for one another.

I’m a member of…

Peace Lutheran Church in Sussex.

My favorite volunteer activities are…

serving on the board of Gift of Adoption. We help raise money to provide grants for people looking to adopt.

It’s very important to me to support my community. My favorite Modern Woodmen programs are:

Matching Funds projects to raise money for those in need.

My favorite memory from a fraternal event is…

helping a disabled member rake leaves at her home. I recruited a few people to help rake leaves and do some light cleaning for a long-time member who has multiple sclerosis. We had lunch with her after we were done, and it was very rewarding to see how happy she was.

Current insights

Current insights

Are you ready to take a step towards a secure financial future? I can help.


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We can help you review your needs and plan for your financial future throughout life. (Learn more about Modern Woodmen's Planning for Life system and products.) Because Modern Woodmen is a fraternal financial services organization, we can also explore the benefits of being a member.

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