Joseph Sztapka


Joseph Sztapka


Regional Director

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About me

About me

About me

Who I am at and outside of work

My family includes…

My wife, Diane, and I have been married since 1985. We have twin sons: Nick, who is married to Michaela and has one daughter, Lenora, and Ryan, who is engaged to his fiancée, Erin.

I'm a member of…

several industry groups, including NAIFA, GAMA, NAFIC and the Society of Financial Services Professionals. I'm also part of many community organizations, including the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce, the Sales and Marketing Executives of Sioux Falls, the Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the Holy Spirit men's group.

I'm passionate about…

helping others grow!

In my free time you'll probably find me…

spending time with family and friends, traveling or golfing.

My greatest blessing is…

my family.

“I’m passionate about helping others grow!”
Our team

Our team

Our team

Who & how we serve

Our team includes…

our administrative staff, Cheri and Sheila, our four managing partners and our 35 financial representatives.

We serve members in…

South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska.

We’re passionate about…

changing lives by helping people achieve their goals and dreams, while making a positive impact in our communities.

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 member-owned organization, committed to serving our members and their communities.

Our current career opportunities include…

financial representatives throughout our region.


We're looking for candidates for Modern Woodmen's Pathway to Leadership program, which grows tomorrow's leaders.

Community impact

Community impact

Community impact

How we make a difference

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

we are part of that community. It's our way of giving back and meeting new people!

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:

working with members of the community and identifying a need, then working together using Modern Woodmen's programs to fulfill that need.

Our philosophy on volunteering is…

best summarized in Modern Woodmen's creed: "There is a destiny that makes us brothers; none goes his way alone; all that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own."

We’re most proud of…

providing over $2 million in fraternal contributions to our South Dakota communities in 2015!

Current insights

Current insights

Life Insurance: It’s Not Morbid, It’s Mindful

Life insurance for kids: It's not morbid, it's mindful. As a parent, life insurance may not be the most fun present you'll ever give your kids. But it's a building block that may benefit them longer than those stray Lego bricks you step on in the middle of the night. Let's talk.


Apply for a Do-Good Grant®️. You could receive $200 to donate dog food, toys and treats!

Why feel stuck? Why feel unappreciated? Start loving what you do – and what you earn for doing it. A Modern Woodmen career offers a great income, amazing benefits and opportunities for advancement. Let's talk!


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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.

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.
Insurance Lic : CA 0M25852

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