Our speaker today Richard Rovsek a real witness to history. Mr. Rovsek started the presentation with the assertion that “It is not what you know but who you know”, and then proceeded to regale us with stories about his life as a witness to and a maker of history. A Graduate of the University of Wisconsin, he began his professional life as an
ad man in a prominent advertising agency. Very early, his creativity and dynamic organizing and promoting skills gave him opportunities as part of uncounted major projects in our history. He served every president since Nixon developing and implementing special projects:
Worked on the campaign that got George HW Bush elected in a district that had not had chosen a Republican since the Civil War.
Rehabbed the Nixon persona Raised the funds for the refurbishing the Statue of Liberty. Lee Iacocca was his spokesman.
Designed, organized, and implemented Christmas for Katrina Kids Arranged tribute for last living WWI veteran.
Richard is also the founder of the Spirit of Liberty Foundation (SpiritofLibertyFoundation.com) to
honor and raise awareness and support for our Armed Forces past, present and future, with an
emphasis on Wounded Warriors, Fallen Heroes and their families.
The Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation, was formed to raise funds and to assist in the
restoration and maintenance of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. After the restoration was
completed, and as a result of 9/11, the Foundation’s mission was changed to enhance the meaning and
importance of liberty. In 2005, the Foundation’s name was changed to the Spirit of Liberty Foundation
to reflect its broader mission – enhancing the meaning of liberty and supporting our Armed Forces,
with an emphasis on Wounded Warriors, Fallen Heroes and their families.
Unfortunately Mychal had to drag him of the podium as he finished with selling us BBQ sauce for the American Warrior Brand that makes and markets BBQ type sauces and employs wounded veterans.
Go to AericanWarriorBrands.com and support our guys. Undoubtedly one of the more interesting speakers we
have heard. You get the feeling he could go on for hours telling interesting anecdotes. Someone I hope we can invite back soon.
Opportunity drawing winner: I did not win the opportunity drawing and therefore did not take notice of who did. May sound petty, but I didn’t ask for this job so…