Meet Jackson Ode - Regional Sales Director at Midland National

“My goal is to partner with successful insurance and investment professionals in Iowa and Nebraska. My office delivers proven sales concepts to these professionals. Coupling these concepts with our time-saving systems and processes, we can help agents increase their average case size.”
Jackson Ode manages the Midland National Regional Office in Des Moines, Iowa. Together with his trusted team including Jill Anderson, Philip Lockwood and Cara Kennedy-Ode, they have more than 70 years of collective experience in the life insurance business. Jackson and his team have bright attitudes, they work hard and have a lot of fun doing it. They under promise and over deliver and are the go-to for life insurance solutions in this region.
“Our agents find that by using these tools they have more time and more money to enjoy their passions, pursuits and relationships. Our goal is to make ‘life’ easy.”

About Jackson

Jackson serves as Regional Sales Director for Midland National, supporting independent agents in the states of Iowa and Nebraska since November 2005.

Financial professionals throughout Iowa and Nebraska enjoy working with Jackson and his team. Once they begin working together, producers can quickly see the benefits of this partnership and adding this strong back-office support to bring more value to their own book of business through death benefit protection for their clients and new revenues. Partnering with Jackson is one way a financial professional can provide additional solutions for their clients without doing all of the heavy lifting.\


Prior to joining Midland National in 2005, Jackson owned Ode Marketing Group, LLC. Along the way, he also served as Managing Partner for Financial Decisions Group and National Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Life Investors Financial Group. Jackson got his start in the business working as an agent in 1993.

Education & Certification

Jackson graduated from Luther College with his BA Degree in Business Management and Economics. He holds his FINRA Series 6, 63, 7, 24, 26 and 65 licenses and his insurance licenses in Life and Health. Jackson holds his designation as a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF®) from NAIFA and his AIF® designation.


Jackson lives in Des Moines, Iowa with his wife, Cara, and their three boys, Michael, William and Jackson. They are a very active family and love spending time together.

Contact Jackson Ode

Jackson Ode, LUTFC® 

Regional Sales Director

3100 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312