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 Director of Senior 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’s BA in Communications and Journalism, with emphasis in Public Relations, from the University of New Mexico 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 Medicare 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.
Vice President of Membership Services
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.
Vice President of Compliance
Diana Wisniewski is passionately driven with the need to help others. This determination made her a natural fit for AMAC, resulting in her joining the organization as a Senior Insurance Counselor in October of 2011. Diana quickly visualized an opportunity to be of service to thousands of AMAC members as they navigate the intricacies of health insurance, and her vision led to the creation of AMAC’s Medicare Department. With Diana’s leadership and direction, this area has become a major membership service with more than 25 agents in AMAC’s New York and New Mexico offices.
After graduating from St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, New York, Diana continued her education at Stony Brook University majoring in Creative Writing and Rhetoric. Diana is able to make effective use of her writing skills by authoring in-depth articles on Medicare and related subjects for AMAC’s quarterly magazine (AMAC Advantage). Her communications capabilities have served members well, as evidenced by the positive feedback from those with whom she has shared her in-depth knowledge of the insurance industry.
Diana is a licensed Life, Accident and Health agent in all 50 states and DC, with over seven years of experience in the Medicare field. She has been recognized in the “President’s Club” for outstanding job performance on multiple occasions. Diana is currently a member of The Association of Health Care Compliance Professionals, and is completing studies toward earning the CHC (Certified in Healthcare Compliance) professional designation.
Diana’s strong ethics and belief system, coupled with her extensive knowledge of Medicare, state and federal rules and regulations, piloted her to her current position as Vice President of Compliance. As a highly regarded member of the executive team, Diana is responsible for state and federal regulatory compliance and for ensuring that AMAC’s trusted, licensed insurance agents are thoroughly trained in Medicare knowledge, ethics, and compliance.
It is through Diana’s efforts that Medicare inquiries from AMAC members are handled in a warm, thorough, and compliant manner, and that members receive the benefit of AMAC’s comprehensive knowledge of Medicare and the insurance industry in general.
Chief Operating 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, Government Relations
Andy Mangione is a passionate advocate for older Americans, and has put this passion into practice as a key member of AMAC’s leadership team. He joined AMAC in 2012 after obtaining a firsthand look at the organization’s mission, and presently serves as AMAC’s lead legislative and government contact in Washington, DC.
After earning a BA in Management from Malone University in Canton, Ohio, Andy began an extensive professional career in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. His early affiliations included Invacare Corporation; Pfizer, Inc.; and Novartis, Inc. While at Pfizer, Andy managed promotional, educational, and therapeutic support for the company’s product portfolio at major thought centers including the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Andy later went on to earn his Master of Business Administration at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio.
While compiling an extensive background in medical and pharmaceutical technologies, Andy had the opportunity to observe the developing importance of managed care. He subsequently accepted a position with Fortune 70 benefits provider Humana, Inc., giving him the opportunity to further explore the mature demographic. Here, Andy acquired a depth of understanding about the plight of America’s seniors and their intense interest in being equipped with the information needed to make decisions regarding their lives and their health care.
During his career, Andy has had close contact with many older Americans suffering from a variety of illnesses, including Alzheimer’s disease. He spent a great deal of time in long term care facilities, and it was this experience that led to his understanding the criticality of advocacy for mature Americans.
One of Andy’s initial accomplishments at Humana was securing a strategic relationship with AMAC. The opportunity to see firsthand AMAC’s organic growth and development into a substantial voice and dedicated champion for older Americans captured Andy’s attention and led to his joining the organization in 2012.
Andy’s role with AMAC is critical to the organization’s mission. By functioning as the voice of AMAC—and thereby the voice of older Americans—on Capitol Hill, Andy is a direct conduit to key Congressional contacts, carrying AMAC’s initiatives directly to the decision-makers through continuing dialog.
Daniel C. Weber
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Dan Weber is an authentic patriot. As a student of America’s history, Dan has 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 sees AMAC as a way to unite citizens to defend our American way of life.
Now over one million members, AMAC has established itself under Dan Weber’s guidance as just that organization…one that can help keep America strong.
Rebecca Weber Keiffert
Senior Vice President
Rebecca Weber Keiffert is a firm believer that a membership organization focused on representing America’s traditional values is destined for success. This belief—coupled with her strong family upbringing—helped launch her involvement in AMAC in 2007 and has driven her personal commitment through the years.
Rebecca was born and raised on Long Island, New York, the fourth of five children in a family steeped in the values of faith, and commitment. After graduating from Sayville High School, she continued her education at Suffolk Community College studying business communications and journalism. She subsequently joined the family business—Hometown Insurance Agency—where her values, training, and expertise enabled her to build a successful professional career.
At Hometown Insurance, Rebecca progressed through a variety of responsibilities, reaching her current position of Chief Executive Officer in 2009. As Senior Sales Manager and Vice-President of Property and Casualty, she made major contributions to Hometown’s 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 Underwriter (CPCU). 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).
With AMAC, Rebecca in 2007 spearheaded the development of a local merchant network program, working with third-party vendors to offer exclusive discounts, benefits, and services for AMAC Members. Also through Rebecca’s efforts, AMAC members are able to take advantage of discount insurance rates with various insurance carriers for life, auto, home, long-term care, and ancillary insurance products. 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.
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 strength of character and sense of commitment are driving forces in AMAC’s rapidly-developing success.
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