Tony Swanson, General Agent, was born in Columbus, Nebraska, but spent the majority of his childhood in Arapahoe and graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1989. He went on to get his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education and Masters in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska. Prior to his career with the Knights of Columbus, Tony worked as an English Teacher and coach at Sunrise Middle School and then as an Assistant Principal at Kearney Catholic High School.
Tony became of Field Agent in the Kevin Pfeifer Agency in July of 2000. He was blessed with good success as a Field Agent in his 8.5 years in that position, being the Agent of the Year in Nebraska two times and Agent of the Year Runner-Up four times. He also qualified for the Supreme Knight’s Club eight times (represents approximately top 75 Field Agents in the Order) and finished as high as #5 in the Order as a Field Agent. Tony also qualified for MDRT six times. MDRT is an industry-wide organization and represents the top 2% of financial professionals in the industry worldwide. He has also received his FIC and FICF designations from the Fraternal Insurance Counselors Association and is a member of NAFIC Nebraska.
As a General Agent, Tony has also been blessed with great success, leading a group of men who have consistently been among the leaders in the Knights of Columbus. The Swanson Agency has consistently finished as one of the top 15 agencies in the Order and has finished as high as #2 in the Order twice in its history.
Tony is an active member in his local community and Church, having served on several committees and boards such as Spirit Catholic Radio and the Pregnancy Resource Center. He and his wife, Cathy, have been married since 1996 and have five children: Lainey, Isaiah, McGivney, Malachi, and Elijah. They reside in Hastings, Nebraska and are active members of St. Cecilia’s Church. Tony is a member of KC Council 11823.
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