Kerry Keating


Kerry Keating


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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Why I do what I do

Why I do what I do

I know what happens when insurance isn't in place and what happens when there isn't enough money to assist families in moving forward. I also know how difficult it can be to manage today's needs with long-term savings. I like to help people find ways to stretch their dollars so they can do what they need to do now -- but also set some money aside to protect their families and their future.

I serve members in…

Illinois, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. I was raised in New England and started with Modern Woodmen there. I relocated to Illinois in 2023 to be closer to my sister and her family. I still work with my members in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, and I'm available if you have a family member or friend on the East Coast who could benefit from the work I do.

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

life insurance, annuities (fixed and variable) and mutual funds.

I enjoy working with…

women, in particular, because it's imperative that we know how to manage our money. Many women die single, so we have to know where to access information and we must part of decision-making about family finances.

I attended…

William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri, for my undergraduate degree. I earned my master's degree in business through Columbia College in Colombia, Missouri. I'm a New England native but I adore the Midwest!

I am very proud of…

the level of service Modern Woodmen provides to members. We're so much more than an organization, we become family. And that matters when it comes to money and life insurance claims.

Before Modern Woodmen, I…

worked with college students, helping them focus on wellness. Now, I build relationships learn the value of financial wellness. Money is tied to everything (good and bad). Having a plan in place offers security and peace of mind, leading to a healthier lifestyle.

I chose Modern Woodmen because…

it puts relationships with members first, and it encourages me to be even more active in my community. Fraternalism lets me give back to my community through social and volunteer events. I get to make a difference!

The best part of my career is…

helping people tackle what can be an intimidating, yet essential, part of their adult lives. I'll be your guide and support, providing a safe place to ask questions, bounce ideas and share your dreams.

A favorite moment in my career was when…

a member told me how much she appreciated being able to ask what she considered "dumb" questions -- and that I took the time to answer them. That helped me realize how intimidating this process can be for some people. I like it when they can be themselves with me.


I'm incredibly organized. If I say we'll follow up in six months, you can rest assured you'll hear from me in five! I'll help keep you on task so you can get on with living life.

“Before Modern Woodmen, worked with college students, helping them focus on wellness. Now, I build relationships learn the value of financial wellness. Money is tied to everything (good and bad). Having a plan in place offers security and peace of mind, leading to a healthier lifestyle.”
At home

At home

At home

My life outside of work

My family includes…

my animals; my sister, niece, nephew and two darling great-nephews; and, of course, my friends who are my chosen family.

In my free time, you can find me…

spending time with family and friends, being outdoors or volunteering.

I’m passionate about…

family, animal welfare and home-improvement projects (aka learning how to use new tools)!

My greatest blessing is…

my family and friends. I'm incredibly lucky to have crossed paths with so many amazing humans throughout my lifetime!

My personal motto is…

"It's my responsibility to leave it (and them) better than I found it (them)."

My hidden talent is…

connecting people. I love helping others connect, even if it's someone looking for a good plumber. I love to be the one to say, "I know someone amazing, and you should absolutely contact them!" It's my nature to be supportive, and I'm always championing other business owners to friends, colleagues and members.

Community impact

In the community

In the community

My local community impact

I have lived in my community…

I just moved to Illinois to be closer to my sister and family. I'm already active in two chambers of commerce, have attended various local community events, and am lined up to instruct eight MoneyMasters programs for local schools. I'm excited to become active member of our community!

What I like best about my community is…

how welcoming everyone is. I've loved meeting other business owners and local folks who have been here their entire lives.

I’m a member of…

the Peoria and Peoria Heights chambers of commerce. I also volunteer at Wildlife Prairie Park.

My favorite volunteer activities are…

helping with fun events and activities to raise money for a good cause.

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

donating educational programs.

My favorite memory from a fraternal event is…

the look on kids' faces when they receive gifts from our annual Angel Tree program. This is hosted through Salvation Army and services dozens of children each year.


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.

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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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