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Home Office Team

Meet some of our incredible Home Office Team Members!

Sales and Marketing

Mark Walsworth
Mark Walsworth, CFP, CLU, FIC
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Dennis Popplewell
Dennis Popplewell, LUTCF, FIC
Senior Vice President - Field Distribution

Tom Adamson
Tom Adamson, CLU, FIC, ChFC, CFFM
Vice President - Agency Services

Geno Turek
Geno Turek, FLMI, ChFC, CLU
Vice President - Product Solutions

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Kathleen Sparbanie
Director of Marketing 

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Anthony Szymanek
Marketing Project Specialist

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Sandy Kresler
Field Support Specialist

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Yvonne Boudreau
Executive Assistant


Greg Temple
Greg Temple
Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Michael Deering

Michael Deering
Vice President of Investments

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Ben Guzman, AMLI, FIC
Senior Investment Analyst - Loans Specialist
Laura Simon
Laura Stanek, FLMI
Senior Investment Analyst
(Structured Product, Portfolio Reporting and Analytics Specialist)

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Conor McCarthy
Junior Investment Analyst


Our Team Values

Encourage flexibility, willingness to change, fairness and compassion
Foster support and provide resources for charitable and fraternal activities, and community, school and church outreach
Listen and communicate openly, while respecting others’ ideas and encouraging initiative
Maintain the highest standard of quality and accuracy
Offer opportunities for personal and professional growth and honor achievements
Recognize our inter-dependency and the need to work in partnership to secure the Order’s success
Respond to changing needs by developing new products and fraternal benefits that ensure the Order’s growth
Respect life and uphold Christian values and ethics


Our Mission

Catholic Order of Foresters is a trusted, 100+ year-old Catholic fraternal life insurance society dedicated to providing members with financial security and opportunities for spiritual, social and charitable growth.

Our Award-Winning Team

Home Office Team earned a LOMA Excellence in Education Award.
COF earned a 2017 Esteemed Partner Award from Catholic Charities - Diocese of Joliet.
Catholic Forester Magazine received an APEX (Awards for Publication Excellence) in 2017 & 2018.

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