The 2022 AMAC Action National Conference
AMAC, The Association of Mature American Citizens, will be hosting the 2022 AMAC Action National Conference in Florida. Volunteers representing over 2 Million AMAC members will be attending the 2022 Conference to discuss critical issues facing senior citizens.
This conference offers your business the unique opportunity for sizable media attention and business exposure. Become a sponsor for this landmark event.
Event Location and Dates
The AMAC Action National Conference for 2022 will be held on May 19th, 20th and 21st at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort at Bonnet Creek located at 14651 Chelonia Pkwy, Orlando FL 32821.
Nick AdamsRead Bio
Nick Adams is a Presidential appointee, four-time best-selling author, motivational speaker, television commentator, and Stage IV cancer survivor.
He is also one of the fastest growing and furthest reaching social media influencers in conservative politics today, reaching millions of patriots across the country with his commentary and opinions.
Adams has appeared on virtually every major television and radio program. He runs the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness (FLAG), a non-profit organization that teaches civics and informs parents and students on the power of the American Dream.
His work in public schools has seen him recognized by governors across the country, and he has been awarded honorary status in Texas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arkansas, South Carolina, Missouri and Arizona.
Born and raised in Australia, Adams is now a naturalized American citizen.
Three of Nick’s best-selling books were endorsed by President Trump during his time in office, leading the New York Times to declare him “the President’s favorite author”.
In the United States, he has spoken at conventions, corporate meetings, military bases, universities, high schools and churches, in 42 states.
FLAG (www.flagusa.org) has produced the world’s first kid-friendly Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Federalist Papers, as launched on Fox News. The FLAG Board contains luminaries such as Col. Allen West, Bill O’Reilly, Dennis Prager, Pete Hegseth, Steve Cortes, and many others.
Adams earned both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Sydney.
He was publicly elected the youngest Deputy Mayor in Australian history in Sydney, at the age of twenty-one.
Alex AyersRead Bio
Alex Ayers is Vice President of Public Policy with Schoening Strategies, a lobbying and political consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Alex leads the policy team and represents several business groups and advocacy organizations on Capitol Hill including the Association of Mature American Citizens. With AMAC, Alex focuses on helping Congressional offices introduce legislation, add cosponsors and lobby Congressional leaders to bring AMAC supported legislation to the floor for votes. Alex has published papers and studies in various policy areas including taxes, energy, agriculture, and economics and has testified on tax policy. His research has been cited by organizations such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Tax Foundation
Robert CharlesRead Bio
Robert B. Charles served in the Reagan and Bush 41 White Houses, as Assistant Secretary of State under Colin Powell, and counsel to the US House National Security subcommittee for five years; a former litigator, he taught law at Harvard University’s Extension School, recently authored “Eagles and Evergreens” (2018), and consults in Washington D.C.
Tony DolanRead Bio
Anthony R. Dolan is a graduate of Fairfield Preparatory School, and Yale University, where he majored in philosophy and history.
Beginning with F. Clifton White Associates in the early 1970s, he has worked as a political consultant on many campaigns and held staff positions on eight presidential campaigns.
As a reporter for the Stamford Advocate, he won six journalism awards for his exposures of organized crime and public corruption including the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. His work in Stamford and exposure of mob influence reaching into the state capitol was recently written about in Roguetown, a book by undercover police officer Vito Collucci who dedicated the volume to him.
Mr. Dolan’s stories resulted in the resignation or dismissal of more than 15 local and state officials as well as multiple indictments of organized crime figures, corrupt police officers and others. His series exposing Gambino family ties to government officials and the many personal threats of physical violence it led to were the subject of a 1981 Rolling Stone feature article and the 1983 development of a movie script at Paramount Studios. (Later the also the subject of a Hollywood Reporter column by legendary film authority Robert Osborne.) Two years later the Connecticut State Supreme Court – in a unanimous decision written by the Chief Justice that was seen as an affirmation of reporters’ First Amendment rights — ruled against Connecticut’s State Senate Majority leader (who had been defeated for reelection due to Dolan’s stories about mob influence) and affirmed the disputed stories were not only protected from a libel action under Times-vs-Sullivan precedent but were also true.
Mr. Dolan was the only member of President’s Reagan’s senior staff to serve all eight years at the White House where he was chief speechwriter and Special Assistant and Deputy Assistant to President Reagan. In addition to supervising the speeches at four Reagan-Gorbachev summits, he worked with President Reagan on many foreign policy speeches including the “evil empire” speech in Orlando Fla., the “asheap of history” speech to the British Parliament at Westminster Hall, London, and “Tear Down the Wall” in Berlin. The story of the latter speech is found in his Wall St. Journal article called “Four Little Words.” Mr. Dolan also worked closely with President Reagan on a July 1981 Address to the Nation on tax-cuts that sparked a strong public reaction and overcame entrenched opposition to the legislation. His speech drafts in the campaign of 1980 and through the early years of the administration emphasized Ronald Reagan’s desire to celebrate American heroes especially those in the US military. One national tradition, presidential phone calls on Christmas to members of the five services, grew out of Mr. Dolan’s initial suggestion.
In June of 1982, at the invitation of Attorney General William French Smith, Mr. Dolan made a presentation on organized crime and public corruption to the Justice Department senior staff and played a major role in developing the Reagan administration’s October 1982 plan for a crackdown on the mob that led to a quadrupling of prosecutions and disintegration of seveal mob families. In addition to a Loa Angeles Times story on his behind-the-scenes work, then FBI Director William Webster referred to him as “the guiding spirit” behind the plan. Along with famous undercover FBI agent Joseph Pistone (“Donnie Brasco”) Mr. Dolan was one of two speakers to address the organizational dinner meeting of the President’s Commission on Organized Crime in 1984.
In the field of foreign policy, he has served as a special adviser to the US. Delegation to UNESCO in Paris France (1984) and the UN Disarmament Conference in Geneva Switzerland (1988).
On the last day of the Reagan administration Mr Dolan received a handwritten note from President Reagan that said “Tony ….you were keeper of the flame.”
A friend of President George HW Bush, Mr. Dolan was an unofficial adviser during his term in office. In the administration of George W. Bush, Mr. Dolan was at the State Department during the presidential transition and then was Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Colin Powell until July 2001. For the next six and a half years, he served as a Special Adviser to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Mr. Dolan, who was in the Pentagon on 9\11, had a principal role in briefing the Secretary of Defense, Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs as well as Combatant Commanders before each news conference. A former US Army Specialist 4, Mr. Dolan was the recipient of the Department of Defense’s civilian award, The Medal for Public Service. He also wrote and broadcast for Our American Network a tribute to wounded and fallen war heroes (especially those he knew) called “They Will Be Remembered” .
He then served as Special Adviser on the presidential campaigns of Fred Thompson (2008), Newt Gingrich (2012) and Ted Cruz (2016).
Mr. Dolan has run his own communications strategy firm working with a wide array of major associations and corporations as well as political clients. His work producing TV spots and media campaigns for candidates and SuperPacs have drawn widespread commentary during the last ten years. His writings have appeared in a variety of journals and newspapers from National Review and the Washington Monthly to the op-ed pages of the New York Times and Wall St. Journal.
His writing career began in the late ‘60s when he began a close friendship with National Review editor William F. Buckley Jr, and for whom he was a pallbearer at his 2008 St Patrick’s Cathedral funeral. In the late 60s and early 70s, Mr. Dolan also wrote music and recorded an album as well as performed four nights a week at Finnegan’s Wake on New York’s Upper East Side.
Ben FergusonRead Bio
At 13, Ben Ferguson became the youngest radio talk show host in the country, and the youngest nationally syndicated host at 20. Ferguson published his first book, a political work, “It’s My America Too,” published by William Morris/Harper Collins.
Scott HamiltonRead Bio
The most recognized male figure skating star in the world, Scott Hamilton has won 70 titles, awards and honors including an Emmy Award nomination, induction into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame and a privileged member of the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.
In 1984, Scott captured the attention of the world with his Olympic Gold medal performances in Saravejo and since has shared his love and enthusiasm for the sport as an analyst/commentator, performer, producer and best-selling author (Fritzy Finds a Hat, 2020, Finish First: Winning Changes Everything, 2018, The Great Eight, 2009 and Landing It, 1999). Scott further inspires others as a speaker, humanitarian, and as a cancer and pituitary brain tumor survivor.
After losing his mother to cancer, then becoming survivor himself, Scott turned activist, launching the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship). He founded several education and survivorship programs including Chemocare.com and the 4th Angel Mentoring Program. In addition to those programs, Scott wrote Fritzy Finds A Hat to help ease the conversation with children about cancer, with proceeds benefitting the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation. Events such as Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer and An Evening with Scott Hamilton & Friends galas fund research into treatments that beat the cancer while sparing the patient.
He is also the founder of the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy at the Ford Ice Centers in Antioch and Bellevue, TN, where he may frequently be found and sharing his love of skating, coaching Learn to Skate students and supporting the work of athletes in the SHARP 4 Sports: Specialized High Aptitude Resource Program under the Skating Academy umbrella, to build elite figure skating in Nashville.
In what little free time remains, Scott can be found on the golf course and enjoys spending time with his wife Tracie and their four children – at their home in Nashville, Tennessee.
Mike KapicRead Bio
Michael Kapic is a retired CEO living in Arizona with his wife, Joanne, of 57 years. A Great grandfather, he’s an Auburn University graduate and has managed engineering and manufacturing facilities throughout his career.
Since retirement, he has participated in Constitutional activism focusing on Editor/Publisher of Hunt For Liberty.com, a writer and college lecturer, a BBA Article V member, a AMAC Action Congressional Delegate Emeritus, co-founder of a AMAC Arizona Chapter, past-Arizona COSP State Director, a Path To Reform member, and author of Conventions That Made America: A Brief History of Consensus Building; the little known story of America’s journey of solving problems over its first 400 years.
Keith KieferRead Bio
National Association of Atomic Veterans (NAAV) National Commander, Veteran, Advocate
NAAV (National Association of Atomic Veterans) advocates for Atomic Veterans from 1945 to 1963 as defined by CFR tittle 38, 1977 to 1980 Enewetak Atoll Radiological Cleanup Veterans, DU (Depleted Uranium Veterans), Fukushima Veterans and those potentially exposed to Ionization Radiation.
Keith is a past NAAV National Vice Commander, past Director at large and Past Minnesota State Commander.
Humanitarian Service Medal awardee.
Keith is an Enewetak Radiological Cleanup Veteran advocating for Atomic Veteran Legislation on the State and Federal levels.
Keith is an Amac Action Delegate for Minnesota in the 6th Congressional District.
Michael MaibachRead Bio
Michael C. Maibach is a seasoned professional in global business diplomacy, advisor to civic organizations, supporter of good causes. His central focus today is sustaining the Electoral College and advancing the work of the James Wilson Institute. While a student he was elected to the DeKalb County Board (IL), the first person elected to public office under 21 years of age in US history.
Save Our States Distinguished Fellow In Federalism Studies – Focus: Electoral College (2020 – Present)
Center For the Electoral College Founder & Director. (2019.) A Presidential Elector in Virginia in 2020.
James Wilson Institute JWI Managing Director & JWI Board of Trustees. (2015 – Present)
Heritage Foundation Senior Advisor for Executive Branch Relations. (2017)
Aspen Institute/21st Century Manufacturing Program Senior Fellow. (2012-2015)
European-American Business Council President & CEO. Brought EABC out of bankruptcy, grew membership from 7 to 75 global companies. Opened DC & Brussels Offices. One testimony before the US Congress, one before the European Parliament. (2003-2012)
Intel Corporation In 1983, established Intel’s Government Affairs Department while serving as assistant to Intel co-founder Dr. Robert Noyce, inventor of the integrated circuit. Worked closely with Intel’s first four CEOs – Dr. Noyce, Dr. Gordon Moore (Moore’s Law), Dr. Andy Grove (Time Man of the Year), and Dr. Craig Barrett. Opened Intel’s Washington, Brussels… and Beijing offices. Built a global team of 150+ Government Affairs professionals. Intel’s first Vice President of Global Government Affairs. Three Intel Individual Achievement Awards. Managed Intel PAC. Testified 18 times before the US Congress on behalf of Intel and industry associations. (1983-01)
Caterpillar Tractor Co. Machine shop foreman. Government Affairs Manager (Illinois, California, Washington DC). Opened Caterpillar’s California Government Affairs Office in 1979. One Congressional testimony. (1976-83)
Industry Board Service/Past: American Electronics Association, European-American Business Council, Information Technology Industry Council, National Association of Manufacturers, BritishAmerican Business, California International Trade Association, RFID Technology Council, Alliance for the Protection of Software Innovation, Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, Internet Roundtable Society, Economic Strategy Institute, California Council For International Trade, Washington Industrial Roundtable, European Business Organization (first global Chairman), and the Optimos, Inc. Board of Advisors.
White House: President Bush’s National Advisory Committee on Semiconductors/Assistant to Commission Member, Dr. Gordon Moore/Intel (1990-91). President Reagan’s Commission on Industrial Competitiveness/Assistant to Commission Member Dr. Robert Noyce/Intel (1983-85).
US State Department: Member – Advisory Committee on International Communications & Information Policy (2012-16) & Member – Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (2005-11).
State & Local Government Service: Governor’s Fellow/Illinois Department of Local Government Affairs (1970-71), Elected Member/Dekalb County Board IL (1972-75), Illinois Legislative Fellow/Illinois State Senate (1975-76), Illinois Humanities Council/NEH Affiliate (1975-77), Board of Zoning Adjustment/Menlo Park CA (1985).
Civic Board Service/Current: Witherspoon Institute, Institute of World Politics, Washington Jefferson & Madison Institute, Faith & Law Institute, James Wilson Institute, Caesar Rodney Institute, Association of College Trustees & Alumni/FAR, CS Lewis Institute/Naples, American Veterans Vote, Moms For America, and The Society of Classical Poets.
Civic Board Service/Past: Peoria Jaycees (VP), World Affairs Council of Peoria (Chair), World Forum of San Jose (CA), World Affairs Council of Washington DC (Vice Chair), World Affairs Council of America, Ripon Society, Center for the Study of the Presidency, ConSource, Churchill Club, Congressional Economic Leadership Institute, John Jay Institute, National Civic Art Society, Foreign Policy Discussion Group, Tocqueville Forum/Georgetown University, Germanna Foundation, and the Thomas More Society of America.
Education: BA & MA: Northern Illinois University. BA: California State University. BS: American University. MA: Georgetown University. MA: Institute of World Politics. MA: Ashland University. Graduate Study: Sangamon State University, Oxford (UK), Cambridge (UK), Universidad Ibero-Americana (Mexico), Institute for International Studies & Training (Japan).
Honors/Fellowships/Scholarships: National Honor Society/Bergan High School (1969) – Heart of Illinois Fair Student Leadership Award (1969) – Distinguished Student Award/Daughters of the American Revolution/Peoria Chapter (1969) – “Mr. Bergan” Award/Bergan High School (1969) – Pi Sigma Alpha/NIU (Political Science) – Phi Alpha Theta/NIU (History) – Omicron Delta Kappa/NIU (Leadership) – Illinois State Legislative Scholarship/NIU (1969-73) – Leslie A. Holmes Graduate Fellowship/Northern Illinois University (1973-74) – Alternate Delegate/Republican National Convention (1976) – Presidential Fellow/Center for the Study of the Presidency (1977-78) – James Madison Fellow/Claremont Institute (2000-01) – Samuel K. Gove Illinois State Legislative Intern Hall of Fame/University of Illinois (2011) – Outstanding Honors Program Alumni/Northern Illinois University (2012) – Fellow/International Academy of Management (2017-Present) – Member/Order of Saint John (2019 – Present) – Save Our States/Distinguished Fellow On American Federalism (2020-Present) – Aspen Institute/ Senior Fellow For 21st Century Manufacturing (2012-2015) – US Presidential Elector/Virginia Commonwealth (2020).
Adjunct Lecturer: Institute of World Politics (2008 – Present); Anglo-American College/Prague (2002 – 2003); Busch School of Business/Catholic University (2019 – Present); Industrial College of the Armed Services/DC (1996-2003).
Publications: More than 80 published essays, and many published poems. www.MaibachEssays.us + www.MaibachPoems.us + Facebook: Poems of Michael Charles Maibach. Selected poems published by The Society of Classical Poets (e.g. SCP Journal VIII – 2020). Mr. Maibach appears in the movie “Safeguard: A Defense of the Electoral College”.
International Travel & Languages: 67 countries, 46 US states. Native English, conversational Spanish.
(University Lectures & Public Speeches – below)
UNIVERSITY LECTURES & PUBLIC SPEECHES: Michael C. Maibach
University Guest Lectures: American University – Anglo-American University (Prague) – Ave Maria University – Benedictine College – Bradley University – California State University/East Bay – Carnegie Mellon University – Catholic University – Clemson University – DeAnza College – Duquesne University – Eastern University – Eureka College – Faulkner University – Foothill College – George Mason University – Georgetown University – George Washington University – Golden Gate University – Grand Valley State University – Harvard University/Kennedy School of Government – Hope College – Industrial College of the Armed Forces – Indiana University Southeast – Institute of World Politics – Johns Hopkins University – Menlo College – Monterey Institute for International Studies – National War College – Northern Illinois University – Northwestern University – Oxford University/St. Peter’s College – Patrick Henry College – Princeton University – San Jose State University – Stanford University – State University of New York/New Paltz – Union University – University of Alaska – University of California/Berkeley – University of Denver – University of Florida – University of Illinois/Springfield – University of Michigan – US Military Academy at West Point – University of New Hampshire – University of Santa Clara – University of Southern Maine – University of Wisconsin – Washington College – Wayne State University – West Chester University – Westminster College – William & Mary University – Williams College.
Civic Guest Lectures: Abigail Adams Institute (MA) – Alliance Francaise Clubs (US) -– Caesar Rodney institute (DE) – Campagna Center (VA) – Center For The Study of The Presidency (DC) – Center For Policies On Emerging Technologies (DC) – Close-Up Foundation (DC) – College Republican Clubs (US) – CS Lewis Institute (FL) – European Ideas Network (EU) – Family Foundation of Virginia (VA) – Fund For American Studies (DC) – Heights School (MD) – Institute For Religion, Politics & Culture (MD) – International Men’s Club (FL) – James Madison Program (NJ) – James Wilson Institute (DC) – Jaycees Clubs (US) – John Jay Institute (PA) – Lions Clubs (US) – Live Free or Die Society (NH) – Military Officers Club (FL) – Moms For America (US) – Montaigne Society (PA) – Optimists Clubs (US) – PenFed Foundation (VA) – Philadelphia Society (US) – Retreat & Learn (MD) – Ronald Reagan Society (IL) – Rotary Clubs (US) – Smith Center For Private Enterprise Studies (CA) – Society of Classical Thought ((MA) – Soroptimists Clubs (US) – Thomas Jefferson Institute (VA) – Tidewater Common Ground Coalition (VA) – Union League Club/Conservative Club (IL) – Virginia Institute (VA) – Washington Campus (DC) – Washington Jefferson Madison Institute – Witherspoon Institute (NJ) – Young Americans For Freedom (TN).
World Affairs Council Speeches (32 Councils): Anchorage (AK), Boston (MA), Cleveland (OH), Colorado Springs (C)O), Columbia (SC), Denver (CO), Desert (CA), Golden (CO), Grand Rapids (MI), Hartford (CT), Louisville (KY), Milwaukee (WI), Montana, Naples (FL), Palm Beaches (FL), Palm Springs (CA), Peoria (IL), Philadelphia (PA), Pittsburgh (PA), Portland (ME), Portland (OR), Rhode Island, Salt Lake City (UT), San Francisco (CA), San Jose (CA), Santa Fe (NM), Springfield (IL), Springfield (MA), St. Louis (MO), Ventura (CA), Virginia Beach (VA), Washington DC.
Steve MooreRead Bio
Stephen Moore is an economics journalist, author, and columnist. .He co-founded and served as president of the Club for Growth from 1999 to 2004, and is a former member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board. He worked at the Heritage Foundation during the period from 1983 to 1987 and again since 2014. Steve advocates tax cuts and other supply-side policies and advised Herman Cain’s 2012 presidential campaign and Donald Trump‘s 2016 presidential campaign. Along with Larry Kudlow, he advised President Trump and his administration during the writing and passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
His columns appear in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, The Weekly Standard, Washington Examiner, and National Review. Currently, he is the chief economist for the Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, recently released “An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States,” which explains why eliminating or lowering tax burdens at the state level leads to economic growth and wealth creation.
John H. RamseyRead Bio
John H. Ramsey
John H. Ramsey
Senior Fellow, Reason Foundation
John H. Ramsey has been a Senior Business Executive and a Management Consultant for over forty years. He is writing the book WE THE PEOPLE AND OUR MONEY. The subtitle is WHAT WE MUST DO TO FIX OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
Mr. Ramsey was a founding shareholder of a global management consulting firm organized and pledged to combine the best of independent local profit centers with the worldwide resources of a large multinational company. Mr. Ramsey served as the firm’s first Chairman and helped guide the organization’s growth to approximately 100 consultants in 34 offices in 21 countries worldwide, including U.S. offices in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Miami, New York, Newark, San Diego, and Washington, D.C. The firm continues today, and is active on six continents, thirty years after its founding.
From 2011–2015 Ramsey was an adjunct Management Consultant with two large Florida community foundations, providing consulting services to numerous nonprofit organizations in the greater Gulf Coast, Florida area. From July 2008 until September 2010 Mr. Ramsey was a consultant to, and part-time Chief Financial Officer of, a nonprofit scientific research institute in Sarasota.
From 1972-1983, and again from 1998-2000, Mr. Ramsey held various executive positions in finance, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a large California food manufacturing company; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a diversified mid-western financial services company; Senior Vice President for Lending of a major Florida financial institution; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of a multi-state mortgage corporation; and Director of a commercial bank. In these capacities, Mr. Ramsey was instrumental in developing and implementing strategic and operating plans, raising $60 million in the public and private capital markets, and acquiring or starting six companies.
From 1963-1972 Mr. Ramsey was an officer in the Air Force, where for three years he was a project manager in a large defense system acquisition. He also directed a major analysis of return on investment and progress payments for the Defense Department’s Industry Advisory Council. Mr. Ramsey was nominated for the rank of Major in 1971. Mr. Ramsey is also a decorated Vietnam Veteran. His decorations include The Air Force Commendation Medal and The Bronze Star.
John Ramsey earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University, where he was a Dean’s List student and a member of two honorary societies. He received a Masters in Business Administration with Distinction from Harvard Business School. Mr. Ramsey was selected for the Leadership Cleveland program in 1981 and was listed in Who’s Who in America for fifteen years. He is currently a member of The Leadership Sarasota Alumni.
Mr. Ramsey is married to Jo-Anne Sheldon and has three children, two stepchildren, four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
Palmer SchoeningRead Bio
Palmer Schoening, President of Schoening Strategies, is part of our AMAC Action team in Washington DC and is Chairman of the Family Business Coalition which fights for lower taxes on family owned and operated businesses. The Family Business Coalition helped push Congress to double the amount of families protected by the death tax in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and has helped to repeal several state death taxes entirely. Palmer and his team help small business and advocacy organizations like AMAC Action understand and influence the DC policy making process. Palmer and his colleague Alex Ayers help advance AMAC Action’s priorities on Capitol hill, participate in key coalitions and conservative meetings, assist with media including articles and interviews with members of Congress, and help develop AMAC’s government affairs capabilities.
Heather SellersRead Bio
Heather Sellers is the CEO of Best Sellers, LLC ([email protected]), a leading conservative political campaign consulting firm. Heather has over twenty years of marketing, advertising, and public relations experience encompassing all aspects of consulting, budgeting, media buying and planning, branding of a new name for a company, lobbying, and serving as a company spokesman. She was elected to an office which allows her to have a valuable perspective of inside elections and campaigns. In 2018 she represented 52 campaigns across the country, from U.S. Senate to Local, City, and County races; for the 2019 and 2020 election cycles, she worked with over 20 Candidates. No race is too large or small for her to give them her complete and undivided attention. She has worked for Sinclair Broadcasting Group for over 8 years and owns her own Political Consulting Company, Best Sellers.
She attended Mary Baldwin in Staunton VA for 2 years, then transferred to the University of Mississippi where she graduated on the Dean’s List in 3 years. HOTTY TODDY! Senator Thad Cochran introduced her to her husband who she has been married to for 28 years. Rick Sellers, at the time they met, was the nominee for the Alabama U.S. Senate. They now live in Arlington with their son who just graduated high school. And their daughter attends Millsap’s in Jackson MS.
Donald Trump Jr.Read Bio
Donald Trump Jr.
Donald Trump, Jr. is the eldest son of President Donald J. Trump. He is Executive Vice President at The Trump Organization, where he has overseen major construction projects in New York City, Chicago, Las Vegas and numerous countries internationally.
During the 2016 presidential election, he became a sought-after speaker on politics, Republican fundraiser, and played a major role in Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. Trump, Jr. is an avid outdoorsman and when he’s not on the campaign trail he can be found on streams and in the mountains all over the world.
He is also an active and loving father of 5 young children. Donald Jr. holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Real Estate from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.
Rebecca WeberRead Bio
Rebecca Weber was born and raised on Long Island, New York, the fourth child of five in a family steeped in the values of faith, family and freedom. While attending college, Rebecca joined her family’s business, Hometown Insurance Agency.
At Hometown Insurance, Rebecca progressed through a variety of responsibilities, reaching her current position of Chief Executive Officer in 2009. Some of her accomplishments include the achievement of VIP status with The Hartford Insurance Company and Elite status with Travelers Insurance, both prestigious distinctions in the insurance industry.
Rebecca is a Chartered Property Casualty Agent (CPCU) and a member of The Alternative Board, where she has earned multiple achievement awards for outstanding leadership. Along with her substantial career involvement in the insurance industry, she has been able to apply her strong sense of values to the formation and development of the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC).
In 2011, Rebecca formed AMAC Senior Resources Network, Inc. as a vehicle to offer AMAC members guidance and choice with their health-care insurance options. AMAC Senior Resources Network has been recognized as one of the top 10 producing agencies in since 2014.
Rebecca is Editor in Chief of the AMAC Advantage, the magazine of The Association of Mature American Citizens, and spearheads AMAC’s business development and employee training initiatives. Her seasoned business background and sense of personal integrity are driving forces in AMAC’s rapidly developing success.
Dave WeberRead Bio
Dave Weber is one of the key driving forces behind the Association of Mature American Citizens. Since 2007, he has labored passionately to build the foundation of what has emerged as a leading advocate for America’s older citizens, and has made enormous personal commitments to AMAC’s mission.
After graduating from Sayville High School in 1994 and while completing studies at The State University of New York and Suffolk County Community College, Dave joined his family’s independent insurance agency—Hometown Insurance in Bohemia, New York—where he quickly became an integral part of the firm’s internal operations. During the ensuing 18-year period, he became a subject-matter expert in the Personal Insurance industry, applying this knowledge and experience to the building and mentoring of the network of sales and service teams that would propel Hometown to success.
Dave is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Candidate, and is a licensed Property and Casualty, Life, Accident and Health Broker in the State of New York. In 2003, Dave’s accomplishments were recognized with the coveted “High Achievement Award” from Travelers Insurance.
Dave left Hometown Insurance as Vice President in April, 2012 and dedicated himself to AMAC in a full-time capacity. Serving as AMAC’s Chief Operating Officer, Dave managed the establishment of the organization’s New York, Florida, and New Mexico offices, coordinating the operational and administrative tasks necessary to build what has become a well-functioning business network.
A large part of Dave’s present role with AMAC includes acting as Chief Marketing Officer, creating new benefits for members, such as AMAC’s Roadside Assistance and Auto Insurance programs, and developing and maintaining relationships with AMAC’s business and service partners. Dave also leads the efforts of AMAC’s Membership Services and Information Technology teams, and both of which are key to the organization’s thriving operation.
Dave’s work with AMAC, coupled with his belief in the free enterprise system, has helped position the organization to the forefront of advocacy for America’s seniors.
Kurt MeyerRead Bio
Kurt Meyer is an executive with over twenty-three years of corporate management experience. He began his career in the defense industry then entered the financial services sector. His entrepreneurial business acumen and success in leading corporate expansion efforts compelled him to establish Strategic Business Network, Inc., in 2006, a management consulting company. In 2007, Mr. Meyer was fortunate enough to meet Dan Weber and the rest of the senior management team at AMAC. After consulting for the company, Mr. Meyer joined the AMAC family in March 2015 as their Vice President of Strategic Partnerships.
As a community leader, Mr. Meyer has served on the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations including: The Better Business Bureau of Central New England, Inc., The Long Island Works Coalition, The Children’s Sport Connection, and The Alzheimer’s Association, Long Island Chapter. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center and the LIU Post Alumni Association. In December 2013, Mr. Meyer was accepted into the National Association of Distinguished Professionals, a national association comprised of executives and professionals throughout the United States. Mr. Meyer currently resides in Fort Salonga, New York with his wife, Lynn and their two sons.
Carl F. Hohsfield Jr.Read Bio
Carl F. Hohsfield Jr.
Carl F. Hohsfield Jr. is a key part of AMAC’s leadership team—a multi-talented professional with a drive and enthusiasm that leads to results. As Vice President of Sales, his combination of passion and marketing expertise allow him to contribute substantially to the continual expansion of AMAC’s slate of member benefits.
Carl earned a BA in Communications and Journalism, with emphasis in Public Relations from the University of New Mexico while also participating as a collegiate athlete playing baseball. This gave him a foundation on which he quickly built a results-oriented track record in business. His focus and accomplishments in customer service and business operations in the insurance industry served him well in building a reputation with small and medium-sized companies, enabling him to specialize successfully as a licensed individual and group benefits agent.
While building his career in the insurance industry, Carl became aware of AMAC and its growing prominence as an organization dedicated to the well-being of older Americans. In 2012, he made the decision to lend his voice to the organization’s rapidly expanding constituency, signing on to play a key role in growing AMAC’s member benefits division.
One of Carl’s early tasks at AMAC was to establish a presence in the state of New Mexico, following which he began to assume broader involvement in the organization’s insurance business lines. His responsibilities now include development of AMAC’s market reach in the area of health insurance and Medicare related products.
Carl’s enthusiasm and character resonate well with AMAC’s membership base, as well as with younger American’s so vital to our country’s future. His universal appeal is paving the way for him to effectively build a well-developed slate of choices in products and services.
In addition, Carl serves his community by expanding AMAC’s grassroots efforts both locally and nationally, attends and participates in national educational webinars and seminars, and continues to coach baseball and football at the youth level.
Carl resides in New Mexico with his wife Shelby and two children.
Bob CarlstromRead Bio
Bob leads AMAC Action, the advocacy affiliate of Amac, Inc, and brings a credential that is a blend of senior executive business, government, politics, communications, and media.
In business, he:
• Co-founded, built and lead as Chairman and CEO one of Washington’s largest independent government (policy, legislative, and regulatory), international and public relations and federal marketing consulting firms.
• Rebuilt a management investment team and refined the strategy to undertake a roll-up in the metals finishing component of the parts manufacturing industry, acquiring in a concurrent M&A transaction 6 operating companies in 5 states having $90MM in sales and 1300+ employees, then served as interim COO during which the company achieved a first year growth rate of 13% with a $102+ MM in sales revenues and 12% EBITDA.
• Served as the Managing Director of the Government Strategies practice of a major NYSE-traded business consulting firm.
• Served as “market maker” and generated as Vice President for Political Marketing well over a $100 million of the cable industry’s political ad sales in the 2012 elections for its central sales agency alone.
In public affairs and communications, Bob has represented major corporations, industries, associations, and coalitions before Congress and various Administrations, as well as in the communications strategies arena, including crisis communications.
In government and politics, Bob served as a senior executive in the Reagan White House Office of Management and Budget where he coordinated and directed the Administration’s interagency review and analysis, including the development, of a broad range of legislation. He has also served on the national and state finance committees of a presidential, candidate, several Members of, or candidates for, Congress, as well as the campaign manager for a gubernatorial candidate. In 2016, he co-chaired a national coalition for the election of President Trump and Vice President Pence.
Active in community and civic affairs, Bob is a Member of the Board of Directors for the Second Genesis Foundation, which is focused upon prevention of drug abuse and addiction.
Bob is a graduate of Augustana College (IL) with an advanced degree from The American University in Washington, DC. In addition, Bob studied law at Wayne State Univ. Law School.
Andy MangioneRead Bio
Andy Mangione served as AMAC’s point person on Capitol Hill in 2012 through 2014. In 2013, he created and led a national grassroots outreach platform, the AMAC Action Delegate Program, establishing the foundation, structure and procedures for the program that today features hundreds of volunteer advocates throughout the United States.
As Senior Vice President for AMAC’s advocacy arm, AMAC Action, Andy leads outreach activity across the country and also represents the interests of the Association’s membership in Washington, DC.
Andy is very involved in charting the policy course for AMAC Action and the subsequent execution of legislative strategies. He also represents AMAC as a national spokesperson, frequently writes for all AMAC media and contributes to national online publications and other media.
Andy’s professional background encompasses progressive sales and marketing positions within the medical device, pharmaceutical and managed care sectors of the health care industry. He has worked for Fortune 100 companies Pfizer and Humana in addition to medical device manufacturers Invacare and Oticon.
Andy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Malone University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Lake Erie College.
Jennifer BengtsonRead Bio
Jennifer was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Central Florida. She has a strong entrepreneurial spirit from over 20 years in the real estate industry as an award-winning agent and owner of a boutique real estate firm in Central Florida. Over the years her aptitude grew to include residential, commercial, property development, and new construction working with private parties, corporate entities, and governmental agencies. As a small business owner, she refined her strong organizational and management skills then took this experience to a large multi-media organization to lead a team of highly successful advertising sales executives, focusing primarily on the real estate industry, government agencies and political advertisers.
Guided by conservative roots, Jennifer has always taken her responsibility to be an informed constituent and voter very seriously. Her work with various agencies over the years provided her a unique perspective into government overreach, inefficiency, wastefulness, and lack of budgetary concerns. This amplified her belief in the need for a strong conservative voice in Washington and in her own back yard. Upon introduction to Dan Weber, the Founder and President of AMAC, The Association of Mature American Citizens, she knew she had found her calling.
In her role as Vice President of Operations and Advocacy for AMAC Action, Jennifer oversees all grassroots advocacy endeavors at the local district level and supports efforts in Washington, D.C. She is responsible for managing the daily activities of the AMAC Action offices headquartered in Lady Lake, Florida and collaborates with AMAC and AMAC Action leadership on policy and setting legislative priorities. She is responsible for managing the growth of the grassroots organization and pursues this mission with tenacity and determination. As a Mother and Grandmother, she is driven to leave a legacy of liberty and patriotism to future generations.
Gerry HaferRead Bio
After earning his A.S. Computer Science degree from Pierce College in Philadelphia, Gerry began what would be a 30-year career in the Electric Utility Industry in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Along the way, he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1992. Retiring in 1997 as Information Technology Director for the utility, he served as Development Director for a manufacturing consortium in Pennsylvania, and then embarked on a second career as Business Manager for a regional law ﬁrm in southeast Pennsylvania. In Florida, he has served as a Consultant and Adjunct Instructor at Lake Sumter State College in 2004, and later at College of Central Florida. In addition, he served as a Consultant at Sumter Electric Cooperative, handling a variety of management training, professional development, and technical responsibilities. Since late 2012, he’s been providing consulting and professional services to the AMAC organization. Gerry is a National Social Security Advisor, certified by the “National Social Security Association, LLC.”
Russell GloorRead Bio
After serving in the U.S. Army in the early ‘60’s, Russell started his professional career in computing technology at Pan American World Airways in New York City, where he was Superintendent of Communications Research and Development until he left Pan Am to become Director of Management Information Systems for the Travel Division of American Express Company. His background and experience in computers led him to join IBM, where he enjoyed a very successful career in sales and engineering management and project management, ultimately leading him to an appointment as the executive responsible for IBM Global Services’ worldwide quality assurance program.
Russ retired from IBM in 2003 and enjoyed 10 years of retirement before rejoining the workforce with AMAC in 2013. After several positions in AMAC’s membership services department, Russ transferred to AMAC’s Small Business Solutions unit as SBS’ Operations Manager in Florida, until 2016 when the need to be with family called him back north. Russ continues to work as a Business Consultant to several AMAC departments, including the AMAC Foundation where, as a Certified Social Security Advisor, he provides assistance to seniors approaching their Social Security benefits enrollment decision.
Jeff SzymanskiRead Bio
Jeff holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Oklahoma. His background and experiences are diverse, having worked in travel, state government, real estate, and as a high school social studies teacher in Massachusetts for 15 years before relocating to Central Florida in 2016.
In the policy realm, Jeff was a budget analyst for the Rhode Island Legislature where he did fiscal research and gave testimony about revenues and expenditures to committees.
Jeff is the “political junkie” at AMAC and currently writes, performs research, answers member political questions, and represents the organization at events like CPAC, candidate forums, and candidate Meet & Greets.
Among the issues Jeff has been passionate about, besides high budget deficits and debt, is education, and specifically keeping kids in the classroom for IN PERSON LEARNING.
Away from work, Jeff enjoys traveling and has visited over 100 countries on 6 of the 7 continents.
Terri HaverlyRead Bio
Terri Haverly serves as the State Coordinator Manager of AMAC Action, focusing on orientation and support for Advocates by providing resources and strategies to strengthen their efforts. She oversees the four State Coordinators as they build relationships and work directly with grassroot volunteers.
Always looking for innovative projects, Terri will be the staff liaison for AMAC Action’s newly formed Advocate Advisory Committee. She has been with the organization since June 2021.
Elected to the South Dakota State Senate in November 2014, Terri served on the Appropriations Committee and was awarded a fellowship for Legislative Leadership Development and Emerging Leaders Symposium. She was selected to co-chair the National Labor and Economic Development committee for State Legislatures and served on the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.
Terri is an Air Force Veteran, serving for fourteen years where she was a supervisor of accounting and finance activities at Ellsworth Air Force Base South Dakota.
She had a successful career in economic development with the Rapid City Economic Development Partnership as Vice President and as the Executive Director for the Black Hills Business Development Center. She was instrumental in the creation of the Rushmore Region Marketing Alliance, formation of two regional Angel Funds, launch of Elevate Rapid City, expansion of the Rapid Fund revolving loan fund and Rushmore Business Park.
She served on many local, regional and state boards to foster relationships for workforce development and economic development. Terri is a graduate of Western Dakota College.
Terri is married to former State Senator Jeff Haverly and they have three children and seven grandchildren