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 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 18 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 9 to 4. It really keeps both of us on our toes!
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.
Vice President for Finance
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 Fund Raising
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 V.P. International Fundraising. One of his most prized moments was being recognized as the 2011 club President of the year.
September 2015, Rick & Linda Swansbro will celebrate their 33rd wedding anniversary. With an expanding family comprised of daughters Alison Smith, Shannon Dew, Kelly Pelch and grandchildren Kennedy and Cassidy Smith, Ellie Pelch and Nolan 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 eight years, Rick has served on the tech team as video camera operator and small group leader.
August marked Rick’s 12 year anniversary with SPX Hydraulic Technologies. As Director of Channel Development for SPX 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 has 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 V.P. of International fundraising.
“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 Marketing
North Central Federation - Rapid City - Rapid City, SD
The day Bob was handed his “new member” packet for the Rapid City Club in 2007, he was asked to join the Club Board of Managers and attended his first Board Meeting the next morning. At that Board Meeting, Bob was asked to take over as Membership Committee Chairman and has served in both positions ever since. As Membership Chair, he increased the Club size nearly 30%, as subsequent Club President nearly doubled the fundraising income and started his campaign for a VP of Fundraising and for “Teen Clubs” which seems has finally come to fruition. Bob went on to become North Central Federation Cosmo of the Year, Club President of the Year and Governor. He is also a Beacon and has attended every International Convention since 2008.
In the Community of Rapid City, Bob has chaired the Board of Directors for the 1st United Methodist Church and the Cultural Affairs Committee of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce. He spent 11yrs. as Concert Manager for the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra and another year in that same capacity for the Dakota Choral Union. In the process, he tripled the Symphony attendance and increased the audience over 10 fold for the Choral Union. He has been given the “Rushmore Honors Award” by the Chamber of Commerce for “making a difference in the Community” and “Volunteer of the Year” by Destination Rapid City.
Personally, Bob is single after 31 years of marriage with a son and daughter-in-law in Seattle. He has set aside 40 years of Architectural Design, Construction Management Inspections that primarily concentrated on Medical Facilities and has filled all that time as a Cosmo.
Vice President for Membership and New Clubs
Capital Federation - Roanoke Club - Roanoke, VA
John joined the Roanoke Cosmopolitan Club in March of 2009 and began his two year term as Club President in 2011. During John’s second year as Club President, he concurrently served as Capital Federation Governor-Elect and then as Capital Federation Governor during 2013-2014. John then followed his year as Governor as Federation Membership Committee Chairman during 2014-2015 and currently serves as Cosmopolitan International Vice President for Membership and New Clubs. John has been recognized as a Capital Federation Cosmo of the Year (2011) and Club President of the Year (2013).
John is originally from Roanoke, VA and the 7th of 15 children. He is the proud father of one daughter, Clara, who is a high school sophomore active in church activities as well as cross country and soccer. John is a member of the Knights of Columbus and Transfiguration Catholic Church and currently serves on the Parish Council as Social Justice & Peace Ministry Chair. John believes that we all reach our full potential in life through service to those in need and that we have a responsibility to perpetuate this mission of service to current and future generations.
John is a University of Virginia graduate and an avid Wahoo sports fan. John has been active in the financial services industry for 30 years. John enjoys all activities in the mountains, lakes, and streams of VA, WVA, and NC as well as fishing and sailing at Wrightsville Beach, NC where a family reunion ensues over two weeks every July.
Mid Atlantic - Lancaster Club - Lancaster, PA
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.
State of Pennsylvania, 1976
Professional Associations and Memberships
Pennsylvania Bar Association