News Release

Woodmen of the World President to Step Down; Board Names King 12th President

September 19, 2012

Danny Cummins
Larry King

Omaha, Neb. - Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society has announced that President and CEO Danny E. Cummins will retire October 1, 2012. The board of directors has named Larry R. King as the organization's 12th president, effective October 1, 2012.

A native of Brooksville, Ky., and a former educator, Cummins has been with the organization since 1982, and became president in 2008.  He has been active in several area organizations including the Nebraska Humane Society, Goodwill Industries Board of Directors and the American Saddlebred Association. Cummins is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Greater Omaha Alliance for Business Ethics.

Larry E. King is currently Executive Vice President, Fraternal at Woodmen of the World. King began his Woodmen of the World career as a Field Representative in Kentucky East in 1974 and was promoted to Area Manager in 1982. Recognized as one of the organization's top sales producer for more than 30 years, King served as State Manager in both Tennessee and Georgia before joining the Home Office executive team. King graduated from the University of Kentucky and has a master's degree from Morehead State University.

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