Justin Harness


Justin Harness


Regional Director

Modern Woodmen membership is about relationships. We take time to get to know you and your needs. Get to know me and how we might connect.

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About me

About me

About me

Who I am at and outside of work

My family includes…

my wife, Cyndee, my two sons, Coleton and Jacob, and my daughter, Chloe.

I'm a member of…

the board of the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce, and I attend First Christian Church in Salem, Illinois.

I'm passionate about…

life, and my opportunity to help families prepare for their futures.

In my free time you'll probably find me…

hunting, fishing or golfing -- when I'm not with my wife in the stands cheering for one of our children at a football, basketball or baseball game, or a track or cross-country meet.

“My family includes my wife, Cyndee, my two sons, Coleton and Jacob, and my daughter, Chloe.”
Our team

Our team

Our team

Who & how we serve

Our team includes…

our administrative staff, Patty and Carrie, our managing partners, Nathan Shupe and Aaron Hale, and 15 financial representatives.

We serve members in…

southern Illinois.

We’re passionate about…

providing our members with sound financial advice based on their unique personal needs. We believe in building trusting relationships, and that the foundation of any good financial plan starts with protection: life insurance.

We focus on…

helping people plan for life, from protection to retirement. We are a full-service financial services provider. Our representatives work to help understand your specific needs and goals and develop a plan to meet them.

We're unique because…

we are a fraternal organization, and we are truly committed to the communities we serve -- not only in how we help our members meet their financial needs and goals, but also in how we help our local communities and schools through our fraternal activities and programs. Last year, our region contributed $1,351,306 to Southern Illinois through these fraternal activities and programs.

Our current career opportunities include…

positions as financial representatives or managing partners in the southern Illinois area. We have a Pathway to Leadership program that puts the right candidates onto a leadership development path from day one.


We are richly rewarded both monetarily and personally for the work we do. The work we do helps others protect against the worst days in their lives and prepares them for the best days in their lives.

Community impact

Community impact

Community impact

How we make a difference

We feel it’s important to support the communities we serve because…

Modern Woodmen was founded on the principle of giving back, and active communities where volunteerism is abundant make ideal communities to raise our families.

We feel strongly about supporting our communities at a local level. One way we're able to make a positive impact is through Modern Woodmen activities and programs. We especially enjoy:

Matching Fund projects to raise money for those in need.

Our philosophy on volunteering is…

we get so much more than we give when we help our communities and our families.

Current insights

Current insights

Our Wild About Animals campaign is making an impact nationwide. In the first quarter, a total of 437 service activities were completed, with a total of $56,923 fraternal dollars spent to help animals in local communities. Let’s keep the momentum going as we move into our next quarter -- helping local pets!

Workout Anthems

Make working out a party with our new Workout Anthems playlist. Full of songs to add a little pep to your step. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/05dwUIpmMhjrqN0JmI5iax?si=f125d791d89d451a&nd=1&dlsi=1a3e8fb7f73b4053&fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR1NtulwgYOW1KTbcQjHMbYIcOF0y9Qx-Jrq1vvoW6SJm5hwALwVyECD4_I_aem_Ae5m066B7rYJS3hQs9NBQPPMRzwf4lDNES6ZZIqtn3RVrzo2dOpKSJbyFtxqhIipeJqxG4ibj97KUotYWyrVucnN

They say you can't put a price on a good education – but those saddled with student loans may disagree. I can help you more effectively manage and pay off your debt. Let's talk. https://www.modernwoodmen.org/financial-planning/savings/tips-for-tackling-student-loans/


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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.

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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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