News Release

Woodmen of the World Appoints Gossum Northeast Texas State Manager

September 25, 2012

Omaha, Neb. - Kevin Gossum was appointed Northeast Texas State Manager, effective October 1, 2012, having served as Mississippi South State Manager since 2010.

Kevin GossumGossum began his Woodmen of the World career as a Field Representative in 1994. In 2000, he was promoted to Area Manager of Woodmen of the World's West Kentucky marketing area. His professional accomplishments include being named the number one Area Manager in West Kentucky in 2006, 2008 and 2009. Gossum has not missed a single Field Trip since beginning his career with Woodmen of the World, and was the recipient of the Rising Star Award in 2011.

"Kevin has been instrumental in our company's growth and success," said Larry King, President and CEO, Woodmen of the World, "I am confident that he will be even more effective in this new role."

In his free time, Gossum enjoys playing golf, watching the Arizona Cardinals play football, and spending time with his wife, Wendy, and family. He has two children: a daughter, Layla; and son, Coy.

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