Officers

    President: Position open

Vice President:
Mark Wonus – mwwonus@aol.com – 239-677-8674
Full disclosure, I was born in University Hospital on the campus of that school up North. Fortunately, we didn’t live there long. Dad was transferred to Lansing, Muncie, Indianapolis, and finally to Findlay, Ohio when I was in 5th grade. I graduated from The Ohio State University in 1981 with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. I majored in Marketing and High Street.

 

I moved to Florida in 1983 where I discovered the love of my life, boating. I met my wife here, too. Sue is a Florida native; born and raised in Fort Myers. Twenty-seven years ago we were married in a simple ceremony on Cabbage Key. A series of transfers began 4 months later to Houston, then Atlanta, then Houston (again), and then Brunswick, Georgia before we returned to Southwest Florida in 2006.

My career in retail management included positions with Circuit City, CarMax, OfficeMax, and HH Gregg. I retired in 2017, but a year later I took a part-time job with Hertz to give Sue a break from me three days a week. Sue and I have a 21 year-old son, Matt, who also lives in Cape Coral and works for a local attorney.

My future plans are simple. Enjoy life here in paradise everyday, and watch Fox News on week days and OSU football on weekends with my Buckeye friends.

Secretary:
Cathy Hamilton- 239-272-2897 – CathyHamiltonRealtor@hotmail.comCathy was born in Indianapolis, Ind. She is the mother of four and grandmother of ten. Cathy moved to SWFL in 2001, while working for National City Bank, before she retired in 2003. Currently, she is licensed as a Real Estate Broker Agent at Keller Williams Elite Realty and loves helping buyers and sellers with their real estate needs. She loves helping the club at game day gatherings and other activities. Her hobbies include dancing, traveling, Buckeye sports and meeting other Buckeyes around the world. Go Bucks!
Treasurer / Membership:
Jay Zachman – 330-697-2660 – jwzachman@aol.comBorn and raised in Cincinnati and went to The Ohio State for both my undergraduate degree in Agriculture (1975), and my doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (1978). I am currently semi-retired and enjoying the Florida sunshine.   My wife, Janis, my dog, Buckeye, and I live in Crown Colony in Ft. Myers.  As always “How firm thy friendship O-H-I-O”.
Past President: Position open

Community Service Chair: Position open

Communication Chair: Position open

Scholarship Chair:
Dr. Mike Collier – mcollier11457@gmail.com
Events Chair:
Ernie Grecsek, egrecsek@comcast.net, 239-471-8855: US Marine served four years, Wagner College BS,1966, Economics and Business Administration. The Ohio State University MA,1999, College of Education and Human Ecology, major, Human Resource Development, minor, training and adult education.
My wife, Terry and I grew up on Staten Island and married in 1961. I started a business career as a claim representative with Allstate Insurance in Murray Hill, NJ. We bought our first home in Hillsborough, NJ. A promotional opportunity in 1978, with Wausau Insurance Company, required a relocation to St. Louis. After four years at St. Louis, I transferred to Charlotte, NC in 1982 to serve as Regional Claims Manager. In 1987, I joined Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio, as Director of Claims Administration. This new position relocated us to Westerville, Ohio. In 1996, I transferred to Nationwide Claims Operations at Gainesville, Florida. In 2000, I retired from Nationwide and we moved to Cape Coral. Post retirement, I worked as an independent consultant and delivered management seminars across the country and the Caribbean. After 911, I volunteered to serve with active duty crew of US Coast Guard Fort Myers Beach.
I am avid Ohio State fan who enjoys watching Buckeye Sports, reading, golf and visiting our four grown children and seven grandchildren. Serving on the board is great opportunity to meet more members and contribute to Club mission.
Director:
Kris McQuirt – bandykm@att.net  I was raised in Upper Arlington, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1985 with a Bachelors degree in Education.

 

Following graduation, I began working at the Ohio Department of Transportation where I performed pavement research. During my thirty years of service, I traveled weekly throughout the state collecting data on every interstate, US and state routes, and portions of county and local roads. Needless to say, I can recommend the best places to stay, eat, and explore statewide!

I retired in the fall of 2016 and enjoy spending six plus months in Fort Myers and the remainder of the year in Columbus. My husband, Jim, is also an Ohio State graduate and an avid fan. We both enjoy football Saturdays and have attended all the home games for many years and were thrilled to attend the Rose Bowl in January, 2019.

I am looking forward to serving on the Board and planning fun and interesting events for the club. Go Buckeyes!

Director:
Jennie Phipps – jennielp@gmail.com – 248-207-0056
Director:
Steven Kamel – steven.kamel@alliantproperty.com

 

Steve is a 2007 graduate from Ohio State’s College of Arts and Sciences.  Growing up in Massillon, Ohio Steve always wanted to attend Ohio State.  Once he did, his siblings followed.

Steve moved to Estero in 2007 after graduation. He enjoys most his family time, watching the Ohio State games or going to Disney with his wife Lindsey and daughter Zoey.

Steve is an avid sports fan. He is a passionate fan of Manchester United, L.A. Lakers, and Pittsburgh Steelers and of course all things Ohio State.  He also enjoys playing golf and basketball in his spare time.

Steve has always been a Buckeye throughout his life. Having the Buckeye spirit as a kid to becoming a Buckeye as an adult. His passion for The Ohio State University is now instilled in his daughter who will always shout at the tv “Go Bucks!” or finishes every O-H. Another future Buckeye draws near.