2017-2018

International President

John Hubert

Mo-Kan Federation - Columbia Luncheon - Columbia, MO
 

John Hubert joined Cosmopolitan in 2008 and has held numerous leadership roles since that time.  He is Past President of the Columbia Luncheon Club, Past Governor of the Mo-Kan Federation, and was elected Vice President of Marketing at the 2014 International Convention.

John holds a BA degree in Business Administration and an MA in Finance.  He has worked in the insurance profession for more than 34 years.

John has been married to fellow Cosmo Anita Hubert for 30 years.  Together they have four children and eight grandchildren.

 

 

International President Elect

Rick Swansbro

Midstates Federation - Rockford Club - Rockford, IL
 

Rick joined the Rockford Cosmopolitan Club January of 2007 at the invitation of his son in-law Dayton Smith. Since then he has served the Rockford Club, Mid-States Federation and most recently at the International level in positions of increasing responsibility. During this time, Rick served as club Vice President, President-Elect, President, Mid-States Federation Governor and now International President Elect. One of his most prized moments was being recognized as the 2011 club President of the year.

September 2017, Rick & Linda Swansbro will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. With an expanding family comprised of daughters Alison Smith, Shannon Dew, Kelly Pelch and grandchildren Kennedy and Cassidy Smith, Ellie and Parker Pelch, and Nolan and Emelyn Dew they remain busy with family, church, work and of course Cosmopolitan International. Oh yes, let’s not forget a round of golf whenever possible!

Rick and Linda are participating members of Heartland Community Church. For the past 11 years, Rick has served on the tech team as video camera operator and small group leader.

August marked Rick’s 14 year anniversary with SPXFLOW Hydraulic Technologies. As Director of Channel Development for SPXFLOW Hydraulic Technologies, Rick is responsible for “go to market” strategies and business development initiatives for the Americas. In fact, Rick’s entire career has revolved around hydraulic products and systems as either a manufacturer or distributor. In addition, Rick previously served as adjunct faculty at the University of St. Francis business college in Joliet, Illinois.

Rick is an avid Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and of course Chicago Blackhawks fan! He is also a fan of open wheel racing. So, if you want to quickly get Rick’s attention, start talking Indy Car or Formula 1 racing!

Rick feels that his previous work and life experiences have positioned him to serve Cosmopolitan International as International President Elect.

“I quickly realized the night of January 2007 while participating as a guest at the annual Chili Shootout that becoming a Cosmo was a great opportunity to serve a greater cause. I was impressed by the quality of the people, the club and a chance to socialize and have fun while at the same time serving my community. It’s great to be a Cosmo!”

 

 

Vice President for Finance

John Krysak

Western Canada Federation - Wascana Club - Regina, SK
 

John Krysak, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada joined Cosmopolitan International as a charter member of the Wascana Cosmopolitan Club on April 8, 1995. He has served Cosmopolitan actively since joining the organization by holding various positions at club, federation, Canadian foundation and now the international level, having been elected as Vice President of Finance at the 87th Annual Cosmopolitan International Convention in Las Vegas, NV, August 2, 2013.

John has worked for Dudley & Company LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants since June 1992. While working full time he managed to take all the required classes to obtain his CMA designation (US CPA equivalent) in November 2003. His work load varies during the year providing public audit and accounting services to individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. With John’s background it is no surprise that he has held the positions of club treasurer, federation treasurer, and treasurer for the Cosmopolitan Foundation Canada Inc. John has also sat on various committees for CMA Society including the public practice committee, investigative committee and the disciplinary committee.

He has attended most of the Western Canada Federation conventions since joining and has also attended 7 international conventions over this time. He enjoys golfing, curling, camping and fishing. He has attended approximately 15 annual Cosmopolitan fishing trips to northern Saskatchewan where they have had attendees from as far away as the Cosmopolitan Club in Austin Texas.

John is married to Kathy Krysak, past WCF Governor, and has three children (Cara, Johnathon and Braydon) and three grandchildren (Onyx, Maddox and Huxley).

 

Vice President for Membership and New Clubs

Judy Weitkemper

Mo-Kan Federation - Columbia Show-Me and Columbia Breakfast Clubs - Columbia, MO
 

Judy became a Cosmopolitan in 1999 by joining the Columbia Show-Me Club . She has been a dedicated
and active member with perfect attendance since joining, holding numerous positions, including club
president (twice), Lt. Governor, Governor Elect and Governor of the Mo-Kan Federation. Judy is also a
proud member of the Columbia Breakfast Club and holds leadership roles within that club as well. She is
honored to have been elected to serve on the Cosmopolitan International Board.

Judy is retired from a career in banking management with the last 16 years of employment as Senior
Vice President of Finance with an insurance company. She has a BA degree in Business Administration
and English.

Judy and her husband Bill, also a member of two Cosmo clubs, recently celebrated 36 years of marriage
and share 6 children and 14 grandchildren. They both share a passion for diabetes and making their
community a better place to live. Bill, an Eagle Scout, volunteers with Boy Scout Troop 708 as
Advancement Chair, keeping track of the scouts’ badges and awards. Judy volunteers with various
organizations including the Columbia Parkinson’s Support Group and singing with a local band at nursing
homes and the Senior Center.

They both enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren, traveling and enjoying their
second home at the Lake of the Ozarks.

 

Vice President of Marketing and Fundraising

David House

Cornbelt Federation - West Omaha Club - Omaha, NE
 

Dave joined Cosmopolitan International with the Pathfinder Club in Fremont, NE in 1976. He served as both club President and Secretary, and also served as Cornbelt Federation Secretary under then Governor Gail Nielsen of the Fremont 100 Club.

In 1981, Dave and his family moved to Omaha and because of activities and commitments with his three children he didn’t have the time to continue his membership in many of the outside activities he was involved in, including Cosmopolitan.

One of the couples in a local Bridge Club invited Dave and Sandy to a guest night for their local service club. It rekindled the passion for involvement with Cosmopolitan and he joined the West Omaha Club immediately. In typical fashion, he jumped right in and filled the position of Sergeant at Arms when the current position was vacated due to a death of a member. From there he became Vice President, and then served two years as Club President. He has also served as Club Secretary and chaired numerous committees. He quickly got involved in the club fund raising events, and was asked to assist the Cornbelt Federation with a web site. After setting up the Federation web site, several clubs were approached and added under the Federation site for very minimal charges.

After a couple of years as Lt. Governor for Website at the Federation level, Dave accepted the invitation to run for Governor Elect, and then Federation Governor. During these two years, he has been actively involved with the Cosmopolitan International Board, first as a participant and later as a voting member.

Dave works as a SQL Database Administrator for Berkshire Hathaway’s Insurance division called National Indemnity. He manages database servers in their Dallas and Omaha data centers, as well as lends assistance to the San Francisco office. He and Sandy also have a Flag Distribution business that they started several years ago that occupies much of his spare time.

Dave and Sandy are both quite active in local community activities and in their local church. They help facilitate Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University and will be coordinating that task in their church later this year. Dave also sings in a barbershop quartet that has been providing patriotic music for the New Citizen Naturalization Ceremonies in US Federal Court once a month for the past 19 years.

They have three children, and 5 grand-children. They both cherish the few times a year when the entire family can gather in one place and enjoy a rowdy good time. It is a house full with 5 grand children ranging in ages from 10 to 5. It really keeps both of us on our toes!

 

 

Judge Advocate

Larry Heim

Mid Atlantic - Lancaster Club - Lancaster, PA
 

Biography

Chief litigator for the firm. Approximately 70% of practice is devoted to civil trial work in the county Courts of Common Pleas and in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Admitted pro hac vice to the Federal District Courts of Montana, New Jersey and Maryland, and the state courts of Texas, West Virginia and Florida.

Bar Admissions

State of Pennsylvania, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1988
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1976
U.S. Federal Courts, 1976
U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
U.S. Tax Court, 1976
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Professional Associations and Memberships

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Pennsylvania Association for Justice (Trial Lawyers), Former Governor 
Middle District Federal Bar Association
York County Bar Association
Central Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers, Former Treasurer
Herbert B. Cohen Inns of Court, Executive Committee
York County Easter Seals, Past President
Pennsylvania Easter Seals Society, Former Chairman, Council of Presidents
United Way, Former Section Chairman
Hoffman Homes for Youth, Former Director
Cosmopolitan International, Past International President
Cosmopolitan Diabetes Foundation, Former Chairman & C.E.O.
York Lodge #266 F. & A.M.
Harrisburg Consistory S.P.R.S.
York Forest #30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon
Supreme Forest, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Parliamentarian, 1989 - Present
Zembo Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S.