Bill “Roto” Reuter, CAPT, USN (Ret), engages in a conversation with Members about leadership and leading through crisis.

Coffee with a Cause is a virtual speaker series of meetings focused on addressing the critical issues that impact Orlando businesses. The virtual format is designed to encourage engagement and in-depth conversations.

In this latest edition of Coffee with a Cause, guest speaker, Bill “Roto” Reuter, CAPT, USN (Ret), engages in a conversation with Members about leadership and leading through crisis. Hosted by the Orlando Regional Chamber, the program takes a deep dive into how nearly everything that we want to accomplish in life is with, or through other people. Learn how your connections and impact on others can build true influence, especially as we are rebuilding in our new normal.

About the Guest Speaker


Bill “Roto” Reuter
Captain, United States Navy (Ret)

Bill “Roto” Reuter grew up in Key West, Florida, and graduated from the University of Florida in 1984 where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Program.

Roto dreamed of flying in space since witnessing first-hand the Apollo 11 moonshot, but instead become a Navy strike-fighter pilot and lead test pilot before his assignment in 2008 as Naval Air Warfare Center executive officer and subsequently the commanding officer from 2010-2012. During his tenure, Roto led the 1200-personnel this command through the most transformational change in its 65-year history, from a fixed-funding fiscal model to a working capital fund model while leading and instituting the Four Disciplines of Execution and the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership as part of a holistic strategy to develop people in order to scale the organization’s execution and its mission accomplishment.

Upon his retirement in June 2012 after 28 years of Naval service, Roto founded R-Squared Solutions LLC, a full-spectrum consulting firm specializing in leadership and executive coaching, high-performing organizational development, and DoD/federal industry business development.

As an Executive Director with the John Maxwell Team, Roto has successfully coached leadership teams in dynamic organizations in the fields of leadership, execution and organizational health with clients that include both small and large businesses in defense, federal and commercial sectors.

Roto has over 3,000 hours of flight time in 33 different aircraft, of which more than 2,100 are in the F/A-18. He has been awarded two Legion of Merits, two Meritorious Service Medals, two Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medals and the Navy Achievement Medal. His degrees include a Master’s and Post-Master’s (Engineer’s Degree) in Aerospace Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Master’s in Business Administration from IMPAC University. He is a member of The Society of Experimental Test Pilots.

Roto is very committed to the serving the Central Florida community and is involved in a variety of organizations, which focus on the community’s growth, veteran well-being, and support of the Navy to name a few.  He serves on several Board of Directors including the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Navy League Council of Central Florida while serving as President of the Samaritan Resource Center for the homeless and the Florida Defense Contractors Association.