About Rick Roitman

Rick was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from North Kansas City High School. Shortly after high school, he joined the Navy and would spend the next 27 years serving his country on both active duty and as a Naval Reservist.

 After his first tour of active duty, he returned to Kansas City and joined the Reserves. Three years later he graduated from William Jewell College with a degree in mathematics.

A month after graduation, he went to Officer Candidate School and was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy. Twenty one years later, after 6 tours of duty, including 3 shipboard tours and earning an MBA from George Washington University, Rick retired as a Commander.

He returned to Kansas City, working in the corporate world for a large financial services company for 10 years. Another retirement took him to Wellington, Kansas, near his wife’s hometown of Corbin, Kansas, where he currently resides near one of 3 step-children and 3 grandchildren.

Since his last retirement, Rick has taught math at Cowley County County Community College and substituted at Wellington High School where he has coached basketball for the last 12 years.

Rick has been married for 32 years to the former Jolene (Jo) Rice from Corbin and Caldwell, Kansas. He is step-father to her 3 children and grandfather to 5 awesome grandkids.

Paid for by Rick Roitman – Treasurer Vince Wetta