Braden Bates

Braden Bates

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At work

At work

At work

Why I do what I do

Why I do what I do

I’m passionate about helping my members determine their financial goals. We work together to create a plan based on their unique needs.

I serve members in…

west Tennessee.

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

life insurance, annuities and mutual funds.

I enjoy working with…

families, small-business owners, those approaching retirement, and anyone who wants a secure financial future.

I attended…

Perry County High School and The University of Tennessee at Martin.

I am very proud of…

becoming securities licensed within my first six months with Modern Woodmen of America.

Before Modern Woodmen, I…

worked as a services sales specialist at Dell Technologies.

I chose Modern Woodmen because…

I'm a firm believer in this organization and how it supports its members to reach their financial goals. This organization also allows me to give back to the community I grew up in and other communities in need.

The best part of my career is…

seeing the smile on someone's face when they realize they're not only approaching but also exceeding their financial goals. It's very rewarding to help people retire comfortably and have peace of mind knowing their families are on the right track for financial success.

A favorite moment in my career was when…

I saw firsthand how life insurance prevented financial devastation and eased emotional pain following a death.

“I’m passionate about helping my members determine their financial goals. We work together to create a plan based on their unique needs.”
At home

At home

At home

My life outside of work

My family includes…

my wife, Anna, and my black labrador, Jhett.

In my free time, you can find me…

on the golf course or a sporting event.

I’m passionate about…

my Lord and Savior, my family, and my friends.

My greatest blessing is…

my family and health.

My personal motto is…

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

My hidden talent is…

I have always studied and been passionate about cooking.

Community impact

In the community

In the community

My local community impact

I have lived in my community…

until about two years ago. I still spend a lot of time giving back my hometown and helping any way I can.

What I like best about my community is…

it's home and it always will be. People in my community are amazing and are always looking out for one another.

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

Matching Fund projects to raise money for those in need.


Contact me

Let’s connect

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.

Your financial goal(s)
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Modern Woodmen is licensed to sell life insurance and annuity products in most states. This information should not be considered a solicitation in those states where Modern Woodmen is not licensed.

Securities offered through MWA Financial Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Modern Woodmen of America, 1701 1st Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201, 309-558-3100. Member: FINRA, SIPC. Products are available in most states. Individual representatives may not be licensed to sell all products. Check the background on either the firm or the representative on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

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