Thomas Tennies


Thomas Tennies


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At work

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Why I do what I do

Why I do what I do

I chose this career because it’s all about helping others. I help my members plan for a secure financial future.

I serve members in…

ways that help them understand and benefit from my knowledge. Hopefully it gives them a sense of security to know I will be there to answer any questions they may have. We can then grow together confidently toward the future

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…

families in Slinger, Allenton and surrounding communities. I enjoy the family market because it is rewarding helping families learn about what Modern Woodmen is, does, and how we can help secure future financial goals and dreams.

I attended…

Slinger High School.

I am very proud of…

my growing roll in the Slinger community, both professionally with Modern Woodmen, and personally with local sports clubs and organizations. I'm proud to help coach the baseball and football teams my son plays on and to hold a board position on the Slinger On Base Club.

Before Modern Woodmen, I…

worked at Paper Machinery Corporation as a machine assembler.

I chose Modern Woodmen because…

it allowed me to do something I enjoy along with helping people and families.

The best part of my career is…

it's flexible day to day. It also is never the same day, always changing. That makes it challenging and rewarding.

A favorite moment in my career was when…

I saw for the first time what the fraternal aspect (giving back to the community) was all about, and I was involved in that. The importance of that really made a lasting impression on me.


My wife and kids help as much as they can. Giving back to the community and helping others when they are having a rough time or situation has quickly become something we all enjoy. It helps others, and at the same time helps our family grow closer through that work.

“I enjoy working with Families in Slinger, Allenton and surrounding communities. I enjoy the family market because it is rewarding helping families learn about what Modern Woodmen is, does, and how we can help secure future financial goals and dreams.”
At home

At home

At home

My life outside of work

My family includes…

My wife, Kate, my son, Jake, and my daughter, Emma

In my free time, you can find me…

outside, with my family and friends. Most likely at a baseball game, hunting or fishing, or doing work around the house.

I’m passionate about…

sports, especially baseball.

My greatest blessing is…

the family I grew up in and the values instilled in me, which my wife and I are carrying on today with our kids.

My personal motto is…

respect yourself first, the rest will follow.

Community impact

In the community

In the community

My local community impact

I have lived in my community…

my whole life!

What I like best about my community is…

the size. Not too big but not too small.

I’m a member of…

the Slinger Allenton Rotary, Slinger On Base Club (coach and board member).

My favorite volunteer activities are…

coaching my son's sports teams.

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

volunteering alongside other Modern Woodmen members.

Featured story

Featured story

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Christmas dinner nominations.

My office had the privilege of dropping off ingredients for a full Christmas dinner to local families in the community. We reached out to the Slinger School District staff for nominations a few weeks before Christmas, asking them to share the names of families that had had a particularly hard year in 2020. What started out as a plan to provide meals for a family or two quickly turned into many nominations for many families. My office decided to help as many as our funds would allow -- seven families! My colleague, Amanda Frey, and I bought fixings for holiday dinners and boxed sets up separately so each recipient could make their dinner together as a family. Amanda's family and my own then split the list up and delivered them a couple days before the holiday.


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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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