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Daniel C. Weber
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Founder, Daniel C. Weber, was an authentic patriot. As a student of America’s history, Dan devoted a substantial portion of his life to correcting the systematic erosion of the values on which the country was founded. In fact, recovery of our country’s moral compass was the driving force behind his decision in 2007 to form the Association of Mature American Citizens.
A devoted advocate of free enterprise, Dan embraced the concept of hard work and earned reward at an early age, delivering newspapers at the age of 12. He launched his first business venture at age 16, achieving a level of success that helped cement his work ethic and his dedication to self-development. Immediately after his high school graduation, he elected to serve his country by enlisting in the United States Air Force. An honorable discharge and the distinctions he earned during his service further demonstrated his conviction that strong value systems are critical to society. Following his Air Force tour, Dan formed a family insurance business, achieving tremendous success through service to a broad range of clientele. Over a 30-year period, this enterprise provided indispensable guidance to thousands of people, enabling him to develop a keen sense of understanding about America’s direction.
In Dan’s view, America’s very foundation—the Constitution—is being disregarded. Each year the power of government increases while individual freedoms are threatened. Excessive taxation, out-of-control governmental spending, and increasing interference in the lives of citizens are evidence that our country is going through a period of drastic change—change that is eradicating our traditional values. These concerns, along with a growing recognition that our country’s older citizens need more effective advocacy in Washington, were driving forces in Dan’s 2007 decision to launch AMAC. Average, everyday Americans need to be represented by an organization that has their best interest at heart. Dan Weber saw AMAC as a way to unite citizens to defend our American way of life. Now over two million members, AMAC has established itself under Dan Weber’s guidance as just that organization…one that can help keep America great!
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.
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Marketing Officer
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 in the forefront of advocacy for America’s seniors.
Vice President of Member Communications & Editorial Content
A background built on more than 25 years of small business ownership has equipped Pam Smith to handle the challenges of AMAC’s rapidly growing scope. Her positive attitude and ability to balance competing demands and priorities have proven to be an asset to the organization over the past several years, and have allowed her to play a key role in establishing the quality-level membership services platform that defines AMAC to its public.
Prior to joining AMAC, Pam was a principle in her family’s retail business, handling the myriad details that enable success in a technology-based enterprise. From the ground up, she and her husband together operated an electronics outlet, with Pam managing administrative tasks and organizing logistics for major public conferences. In the mid 2000s, she joined forces with a colleague to form a magazine publishing venture titled “Generations,” targeting a demographic that focused on the “Baby Boomer’ generation, and it was this endeavor that brought her into contact with AMAC and its mission.
Pam’s contributions to the AMAC journey have been substantial, from building the major call center environment that serves as the initial point of contact for members, to developing an array of highly-effective Customer Service policies and procedures, to overseeing the publication of AMAC’s public documents. Pam has parlayed her education, vocational experience, and life lessons into a highly-valued leadership position at AMAC.
As a valued colleague, Pam’s contagious “can do” attitude is something that her co-workers cite as a contributing factor to AMAC’s phenomenal growth and success in recent years.
Carl F. Hohsfield Jr.
Vice President of Sales
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.
Kurt A. Meyer
Vice President of Operations
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.
Senior Vice President – AMAC Action
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.
Matthew M. Racanelli
Chief Financial Officer
Matthew M. Racanelli was born and raised in Fort Salonga, NY. In 2005, Matthew graduated from Boston University Business school with a concentration in finance.
As Vice President, Matthew owned and ran a vending business and successfully doubled revenues in a few short years, allowing him to sell to one of the largest international food service companies in the world.
In 2012, Matt helped to form RoseMark Advisors, AMAC’s financial planning services division. He has also held senior level positions in a family run real estate business and serves as a board member of J & L Property Investors.
In 2016, Matthew was promoted to Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for all of the company’s financial functions.
Matthew enjoys snowboarding and boating and is a father to 2 beautiful children.
Director of Sales
Brian Gay is an insurance professional who recruits, trains and manages health insurance agents for AMAC’s Under 65 Health Division and AMAC Broker Services. After spending a number of years running his own successful agency, Brian has a keen sense of what it takes to build a winning team.
With a focus on comprehensive agent training and superior customer service, Brian is able to provide AMAC members who are looking for individual health plans an experience they won’t get with any other organization. His business background, strength of character, and commitment to our members are driving forces behind the success of the departments he heads.
President – AMAC Action
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.
Chief Technology Officer
Dave Kane is an Information Technology professional with 25 years of field experience with Motorola and the University of California, among others. Before joining the organization in 2016, Dave has served as a consultant to AMAC’s growing Technology division since 2008. His contributions over the years have helped bring the division to its current state of the art.
Dave heads a staff of IT professionals across AMAC’s three offices, coordinating operations seamlessly with management support. As a veteran of the U.S. Navy, Dave takes great pride in being part of an organization that stands behind our military. When he is not manning the network infrastructure, Dave enjoys boating and devoting time to charitable causes.
Director of Compliance, Medicare Division
Scott Kellogg is a Medicare insurance professional responsible for the oversight of Medicare sales compliance and training within AMAC’s Senior Resources Network. In addition, Scott is the sales manager at our Leesburg, Florida location.
Scott joined AMAC in 2014 after retiring with the title of Deputy Chief at a municipal police department. His background provides the necessary attention to detail and leadership track record that ensures AMAC’s commitment to customer services and Medicare sales compliance.
Director of Operations & Marketing
Patricia Lopez brings a combination of operational expertise and marketing intuition to AMAC Senior Resources Network, a company that includes AMAC’s Medicare, Life Insurance, and Under 65 Health divisions.
In this role, Patricia wears many hats. When she is not crafting unique, effective content, she is collaborating with colleagues as a trusted resource, strategist, problem solver and occasional therapist. A member of the leadership team since 2013, Patricia has served the organization in capacities that have supported and contributed to AMAC’s steady growth.
Vice President of Operations and Advocacy
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.