Jerry J. Lyphout is national secretary at Modern Woodmen of America. As chief operations officer, he has direct responsibility for nine operational departments and provides administrative support for all other departments at Modern Woodmen’s home office.
Jerry joined Modern Woodmen in 1983 in the Issue Department and was promoted to systems supervisor in the department in 1985. He was named manager of the Qualified Plans Department (now Advanced Sales Department) in 1997 and president and CEO of MWA Financial Services Inc., Modern Woodmen’s wholly owned broker/dealer, in 2013. He was appointed to Modern Woodmen’s board of directors in March 2014.
Jerry holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in business administration from St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa. He has earned the following insurance industry designations: Fellow, Life Management Institute; Chartered Life Underwriter; Chartered Financial Consultant; and Fraternal Insurance Counselor, Fellow. He also holds the Series 6, 7, 24, 26 and 63 licenses from the Financial Industry Regulatory Association.
He is a member of the board of directors for Just Kids Childcare Inc., and has served on various Modern Woodmen committees.
Jerry and his wife, Judy, have a son and two daughters.