News Release

James Hofmister Appointed Woodmen of the World State Manager

October 3, 2011

James Hofmister

(Tupelo, Miss.) – Woodmen of the World/Omaha Woodmen Life Insurance Society has appointed James Hofmister of Tupelo, Miss., State Manager of the North Mississippi marketing area effective October 1, 2011.

Hofmister began his career with Woodmen of the World as a Field Representative in April 2001.  He was appointed Area Manager in November 2004, and received the Top Area Manager Award for Mississippi North in 2007, 2009 and 2010.

Hofmister has earned membership in the President’s Club two years, and in the President’s cabinet for two years, attaining the Super Star level in 2010. He also earned the Fraternal Excellence Award in 2001, 2003 and 2005.

He graduated from Beulah Hubbard High School in 1984, then from the United States Army’s Primary and Basic Leadership Courses, and the Department of Defense Instructor School. In his time with the Army, Hofmister received several military commendations, including the Combat Infantry Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Master Parachutist Badge with Combat jump, and the Meritorious Service medal for Distinguished Service to our Country. Before joining Woodmen of the World, Hofmister was also the state manager for a loan company in northern Mississippi.

Hofmister and his family joined Woodmen of the World in 2000 as members of Lodge 130 in Tupelo, MS, and he has served the last three years as Vice President of the North Mississippi Woodmen of the World Fraternal Association.

He is an active member of West Jackson Street Baptist Church in Tupelo, MS, and a member of Masonic Lodge R.E. Lee 156 in Tupelo.

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