Catherine Sylvester Appointed President/CEO

The KJZT Family Life Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Sylvester as President/CEO, effective November 17, 2021.

Mrs. Sylvester began her career with KJZT Family Life as a college intern in 2006. After she graduated from Texas State University in December of 2008, she was offered a full-time position as an Insurance & Annuity Specialist.

During her 15-year career with KJZT Family Life, she has gained knowledge in the insurance, annuity and IRA industry by attending a variety of training workshops. She has worked closely with past Presidents and was appointed VP/Insurance Services in January 2020. This year, she continued to collaborate with our Underwriter and worked diligently to find ways to make the underwriting process more efficient for our sales agents. Catherine also assisted agents this year with any application and requirement questions. Catherine takes pride in her customer service and enjoys assisting members with any questions they might have regarding their life insurance and annuity policies.

Catherine is a lifetime member and was an active junior member who was crowned KJZT State Queen in 2003. As a junior, she took part in numerous activities including the Texas Fraternal Congress Youth Spectacular. She has continuously dedicated her time assisting with Camp Guardian Angel over the years, along with other statewide events hosted by KJZT Family Life.

Catherine earned her Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Management from Texas State University. She holds a General Lines Agent License with Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) and earned a Fraternal Insurance Counselor designation (FIC).

She is a devoted fifth generation and lifetime member of KJZT Family Life. Catherine, her husband, Trey and their children, Matthew (8) and Lily (7), are 100% family members of Society No. 4, Praha. Catherine is the daughter of Elroy and Anne Wick from Weimar, Tx. Anne, her mother, has dedicated over 45 years to our Fraternal as an employee, State Director and is currently the State Coordinator of Junior Activities.

Catherine is very honored to accept the position of President/CEO. She has always held KJZT in her heart, and is ready to follow in the footsteps of our founders by leading the Fraternal to remain about Christian love and service. She believes working together is of utmost importance and wants to put the Fraternal on a path to greatness.

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