President - Mike O'Connor
Michael "Big Toe" O'Connor is a retired Lieutenant from the Police Dept. in Wayne, NJ. Mike joined RT National in 2000 and also was a member of NJ3. Mike went to Washington DC and did Rolling Thunder's Ride For Freedom for 12 years. Mike also went to the two in FL since he relocated to SW FL in 2017 and transferred his membership to FL5.
Vice President- Frank Hull
Frank "Pappy" Hull started with RT by founding IL3 in Apr 2011 and served as its President. The Chapter was chartered in Sep 2013 and they dedicated the first of their 35 Chairs of Honor soon thereafter. Pappy has been pivotal in starting our Chair of Honor program. Pappy relocated to SW FL in 2018 and transferred his membership to FL5. He has been active with FL5 on the Board, Treasurer, and State Liaison.
Chairman of the Board Carl Steinhoff
Carl is a Founding member of Chapter 5. He was also Vice President. Carl made four trips to Washington DC for Rolling Thunder's Ride For Freedom as well as the last two in Florida. Carl, AKA "Bulldog", is the Liaison for Collier County Veterans Council and PTSD Awareness Summit, on the Advisory Board for Veterans United ERG at United Rentals, and on the Board of Directors for The Citadel Alumni Association.
Membership - Rich Fabsits
A Chicago original, Rich served in the Army from 1976-1980. He was honorably discharged as an E-5 Sergeant. Subsequently, he held several driving positions before settling into hazmat, delivering gas and propane, for 35 years throughout Chicago and then in Fort Myers after relocating here in 2016. Rich and his wife, Wendy, joined RTF5 in 2021.
Merchandise - Mark Bolton
Mark is originally from Connecticut and moved to SWFL in 2015. He served in the US Navy Seabees 79-85, homeported in Gulfport MS. Mark Joined Rolling Thunder in 2019 and attended the final ride to DC, and regularly participates in RT meetings and events. Mark is not retired and still works as a Senior Project Manager for a monumental woodworking firm in Naples. He resides in Naples with his wife Pam and their 2 pups.