President Kathy Sullivan presents a $5,000 check from MICA to the Marco Island City Council, representing its contribution toward the City’s July Fourth fireworks display.
MICA Board of Directors
Career in the insurance business spanning 40 years which ran the gamut from trainee to CEO. Attended University of Buffalo and Wharton Business School. He currently serves as MICA Treasurer; member of the Marco Health Care Center Board of Trustees; President of Marco Island Police Foundation. Past member of City’s Beach Advisory Committee. Member of Marco Island Planning Board.
A Maryland native, Patti served as Secretary and Treasurer for the family businesses of construction and land development, with responsibilities including annual budgeting, accounts payable, payroll and vendor management. Since becoming a full time Marco Island resident in 2011, Patti has immersed herself in a number of organizations using her business skills. Patti is very active with the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation and the Bargain Basket. She serves on MICA’s Architectural Review Committee.
While Bob comes from Michigan, he has considered Marco Island his home since 1998. After attending college in Kalamazoo (Western Michigan University), he joined an industrial distribution firm that primarily was involved with pipe, valves and fittings. Eventually, Bob became Vice-President of Operations for a company with 67 locations east of the Mississippi. Belonging to the Knights of Columbus for many years, Bob transferred his membership to the Council at San Marco Catholic Church where over the years they have raised large amounts of money that was donated to various charities. After moving to Florida with his wife Mary Beth, Bob continued to work until 2004 when he retired. He decided to work and offer his services to the City of Marco Island. He served on the ad hoc Utility Committee and the Planning Board, which gave him insight to many issues with the Land Development Code (LCD) and how it relates to the Deltona Deed Restrictions, which Deltona authorized MICA to enforce. Finally in September of 2013, Bob was appointed to the Marco Island City Council. In 2014 the term was up and he ran for the seat and won. Bob proudly served the City of Marco Island for almost 15 years and hopes to bring some of his knowledge of Marco Island to the members of MICA.
Ray retired from AT&T after 25 years in 2000. He worked in sales, marketing, strategies, forecasting and budgeting in Ohio, Michigan and Japan. He and his wife, Marie Lynn, a retired teacher, moved to Marco as full-time residents in 2003. Ray served on the MICA Board of Directors for six years and would be honored to be elected again. He currently serves on the Residents’ Beach Advisory Committee and participates in all monthly beach cleanups. He is a past member and officer of the Marco Island Kiwanis Club, volunteering in several events including Reading is Fundamental, Car Show, & Seafood Festival. He volunteered for the MICA Fourth of July Beach Celebration for 10 years; Marco Police Department for eight years, working Halloween Patrol, Sunrise Easter Service and Police/Fire Academy; Bay Days and Beach Clean-ups for 11 years, and many other activities. He is a past member of the City of Marco Island Beach & Coastal Resources Advisory Committee, a current member of Police Foundation Board of Directors, and past member of the City Code Advisory Board.
Originally from Maine, Ron and his wife Nancy came to Marco Island in 1997 and immediately fell in love with paradise. They purchased a condo that year and relocated to Marco full time upon retirement in 2016. Ron, a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, started his career as a teacher at C.I.A. and then moved into the business world. He has owned and operated a restaurant; was Vice President of Sales for a Sonoma Valley Winery; and was the Director of Food and Beverage for a major Convention Center in Maine. Ron is member of San Marco Church and the Knights of Columbus, a key volunteer at Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, a Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus chapter in Maine, and a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. He also serves as a mentor to several young entrepreneurs in Southwest Florida. Ron loves Marco Island and wants to be an active part in Keeping Marco Beautiful.
Jim has been involved with MICA since 1996 serving on various MICA committees and on the board as Vice President and President in the past. Project manager for the Residents’ Beach Reconstruction and designer/project manager for our beautiful fountain and entry gates. Presently serves on MICA’s Architectural Review Committee. He is a licensed general contractor and received his engineering degree from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1968 and is a registered Professional Engineer.
Jerry Swiacki has been married to Linda Turner for over 40 years. They have five children and ten grandchildren. He is a retired General Surgeon (2014). He practiced at a teaching hospital in Michigan for 37 years then moved to Marco Island and practiced general surgery for seven years prior to retiring. Jerry is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and St. Leo Preparatory High School near Tampa. He first came to Marco Island in 1960 as a high school student with friends. Jerry and Linda purchased a condo on Marco Island in 1982 and their home in 2002. He serves as a board member for the Marco Men’s Club, Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation, Vice President of the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation. He also served on the Marco Island Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee for four years, two years as chairman. Jerry and Linda are supporters and members of the Marco Island Center for the Arts, Marco Island Police Foundation, Marco Island Chamber of Commerce, Marco Island Historical Society, and San Marco Catholic Church.
Margie Hapke has been a full-time resident of Marco Island since 1997. For the first three years, she continued to work for the company she was employed by in her former home town of Kansas City, MO. In 2000, she went to work on the island as the public relations director for Weeks and Associates. When the owners decided to close the agency and retire in 2002, Margie went to work for Collier County Government. She spent the next 17 years as a public information coordinator, a professional level position responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating the dissemination of accurate information to the media and the public. She served as liaison between the Public Utilities Division, media and the public on issues including water, wastewater, reclaimed water, recycling, solid waste collection and disposal, pollution control, and beach renourishment. Margie planned and organized neighborhood and public information meetings and special events, as well as preparing written reports and correspondence to executive staff, the Board of County Commissioners and the public. She served as the primary public information officer in the county’s Emergency Operations Center during Hurricanes Charley, Wilma, and Irma. That experience lead to her being a part of the City of Marco Island’s Ad Hoc Hurricane Review Committee in 2018.
Mike Murphy and his wife, Barbara, have lived on Marco Island for more than 22 years. They moved from Miramar, Florida, where Mike had enjoyed a 30 year career as a firefighter/paramedic and ultimately, Chief of the Miramar Fire Rescue Department. Mike took on the position of Fire Rescue Department Chief on Marco Island and spent 20 successful years in the position until his retirement in 2020. Mike is a member of Sunrise Rotary Club and the Kiwanis Club of Marco Island. Mike and Barbara are enjoying their children and grandchildren while also contributing to their island community.
A Pennsylvania native, Laura arrived in SWFL in 1993. As so many say, it took one look at the Gulf of Mexico and the spectacular beaches to know this would be her forever home. She is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America. She is impressed with the philanthropic nature of the residents of Marco Island. She graduated from the Leadership Marco program offered by the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce. She has spent over 12 years at CJ’s on the Bay as the general manager, with her community involvement expanding. In August of 2015, Laura’s dream of owning a home on Marco Island came true. She was blessed to have purchased the Doxsee Family home, built in 1964. She has become friends with the three “girls” who grew up in the house and has a strong and enduring reverence for the Doxsee Family and the history of Marco Island. Laura is a huge proponent of our beaches, our environment and protecting the quality of life on Marco Island. She participates in beach clean ups through MICA and the Annual CJ’s on the Bay Beach Clean Up and is a member of MICA’s Residents’ Beach Advisory Committee.
David and his wife, Shelley, have owned a house on Marco Island since 2002. They moved to Marco full time in 2005 and remodeled their house, which is when David first studied the MICA deed restrictions. The Rasmussens are boaters and spend many sunny days at Residents’ Beach. Some facts on David’s experience: Member of City of Marco Island’s Utility Advisory Board for 3 years until it was disbanded in 2013; dealt with financial and civil engineering issues; technical advisor to multiple Marco Island City Councilors on infrastructure and water quality issues since 2010. Member of Marco Sport Fishing Club since 2005; Angler of the Year in 2008; served on Board of Directors for over 8 years. Founding Member of Clean Marco Waters, LLC, a public advocacy group promoting clean water on Marco. Marco Island advocate for Right to Clean Water Referendum. Bachelor’s Degree-Mechanical Engineering. Chairman of American Society of Mechanical Engineering’s Power Division Technical Committee for multiple years. Author of over 60 peer-reviewed technical papers and technical presentations. Master’s Degree-Business Administration, focus on Marketing and Finance. Worked as Mechanical Engineer and Manager for Fortune 100 company prior to starting his own engineering firm. Ran that for 18 years and sold it to Fortune 50 firm and continued as a manager for them until he retired in 2022. David has been a boat owner for over 50 years and routinely travels off-shore 50 miles off Marco during day and night to fish.
Gene Wordehoff and his wife have owned a home on Marco Island since 1999 and moved full time to Marco in 2015. He is a member of the Collier Citizens Council, which has a county-wide focus on Cultural Arts, Education, Fire/Rescue Consolidation, Growth Management, Housing Affordability and Water Quality (https://colliercitizenscouncil.com). He volunteers as a member of the Waterways Advisory Committee (WAC) to the City Council of Marco Island and as a board member of the Collier County Water & Wastewater Authority (CCWWA) utilizing his industrial background in operations management for the benefit of the community. Locally, Gene served as a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and is certified in boat safety and navigation and is a member of the US Power Squadron on Marco. His career encompassed operations management with an emphasis on pharmaceutical manufacturing. He has 40 years of Fortune 500 corporate experience and eight years with global operations management consulting firms. He received his MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and PhD (ABD) in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University. Gene regularly writes a column in the MICAWAVE regarding water quality.