Jeremy Johnson


Jeremy Johnson


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Why I do what I do

Why I do what I do

I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to work with someone who really cares about their family's financial future. I have the knowledge and resources to help, and it is extremely gratifying to do so.

I serve members in…

Kenosha, Racine, and all over Wisconsin. I also work with people in Illinois, Texas, Iowa, Florida, and Georgia.

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…

business owners, people who recently changed jobs or careers, individuals near retirement, and anyone who loves and cares about the people in their lives and the legacy they want to leave.

I attended…

UW Parkside. I strongly believe my educational background in art helps me be creative when developing plans for everyone's unique situations. I also believe my educational background in teaching helps me educate people about the importance of planning, and the impact they create for their families. I love to help people understand how powerful this planning is. I've also achieved industry designations (FIC and FSCP) through coursework completed with The American College.

I am very proud of…

the personal and professional growth I've achieved by working with other professionals and the best clients in the world. Continuing to grow each and every year is a testament to the great organization I represent. I'm also proud of the satisfaction my members obtain from the work we've done together.

Before Modern Woodmen, I…

spent my first 17 years out of high school working for Gonnella Baking Company, building lifelong relationships. I began working toward becoming a financial representative in 2011, and I left the bakery to become an area manager for Fox River Foods while still working toward my goal of representing Modern Woodmen of America. I own two rental properties, which I purchased in the early 2000s as part of my retirement plan.

I chose Modern Woodmen because…

I've been a member since I was a child, and my representative approached me when I bought my first house at age 19. My father passed away in 2003 with no life insurance. It was a very difficult time for me and my sister, and I knew then why my own plan was so important. I believe an organization with Modern Woodmen's strength and values is the perfect platform to help as many people as possible begin planning at a young age.

The best part of my career is…

helping people create wealth for their families through our unique individual plans, being active in the community, and building a financial future for my own family.

A favorite moment in my career was when…

I inherited members who were considering cashing in their cash-value life insurance. After explaining the benefits and reassuring them of the importance of the plan they started, they decided to keep the certificates. Roughly six months later, the husband passed away. It would have been a costly mistake if they had cashed the plan in. I help people understand what they have or could have.


I really enjoy leading Modern Woodmen chapters, a Summit chapter (for those 55 and older) and youth service clubs (members age 16 and younger). Being able to help in the community and see the appreciation from members and guests is a rewarding experience.

“My personal motto is helping people improve their quality of life is constantly improving my own.”
At home

At home

At home

My life outside of work

My family includes…

my wife, Karyn, my son, Zachary, and my daughter, Nicole. Can't forget our cats, Lulu and Willow.

In my free time, you can find me…

walking with Karyn, hunting, fishing, golfing, visiting Nicole at UWGB, or visiting Zach at his new house.

I’m passionate about…

spending time with my family. I really enjoy just about anything outdoors. Recently, Karyn and I have begun exploring this beautiful country of ours.

My greatest blessing is…

my health and family. I could not do this career without my wife's ongoing support. Now that Karyn is also with Modern Woodmen, she sees firsthand how gratifying it is to serve others through this career.

My personal motto is…

helping people improve their quality of life is constantly improving my own.

My hidden talent is…

writing poetry. I made a book of poetry in eighth grade, and most of mine are original. I also wrote poems that lured my high school sweetheart in! My daughter even took my book to her teacher to show off my work.


I love to sit in the woods, or on a boat, and let my mind wonder. Even though social media is important, I simply love when I can shut it off. I know when enough is enough!

Community impact

In the community

In the community

My local community impact

I have lived in my community…

for my entire life, with the exception of two years, 1989-1991, when my family moved us to Coon Valley, Wisconsin. I still have friends there today.

What I like best about my community is…

the food. We have some of the best restaurants around! Many of my friends and clients' own restaurants here, and from my food industry background, I know quality. Plus, living so close to Lake Michigan, there are so many things to do. I also love the history of AMC and seeing some of the cars around that many of my family members had a hand in building.

I’m a member of…

MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table) 2020, 2021, and 2022. NAIFA (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors), NAFIC, The American College of Financial Services Alumni Association, and St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

My favorite volunteer activities are…

helping families that are struggling by collecting food and clothing, or matching funds. This year, I really enjoyed cleaning up by Shagbark Pond and behind Bradford, ridding it of trash and invasive plant species. My 5K run to honor our vets, the Run to Remember, was my favorite event.

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

enjoying social and educational opportunities with my local Modern Woodmen chapter.

My favorite memory from a fraternal event is…

when an individual or family member that we raised funds for tears up and thanks me and Modern Woodmen. This happens a few times each year. I don't know how representing an organization, that does this type of giving, can get any more satisfying!


I never feel like I'm "at work." Yes, there are things that need to be done that can feel like work, but when I'm helping people and truly making a difference, I know I'm where I need to be.

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Blanket drive for Penny's Purpose

I was introduced to April, of Penny's Purpose, through a good friend and client. She started the organization after her mom passed away. Penny's Purpose has created a positive impact through a program that donates blankets to those in need. Through our members' hard work and volunteering, we were able to make and collect almost 20 blankets! The appreciation we experienced is truly rewarding. In 2022, we've collected even more.

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!

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.

Retired and looking for ways to spend your day? As a Modern Woodmen member, you have access to exciting events and volunteer opportunities through your chapter! Come meet some great people at our next event. Contact me to learn more.

Retirement planning and distribution is confusing – but I can help you make sense of it. Let's talk.


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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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