Prior to retirement, Dick Cahoon played a key role in bringing Dealer Tire to Cleveland. As its chief marketing and program management officer, Dick helped grow the company from startup to the only national firm exclusively dedicated to addressing the tire needs of auto dealers. Before joining Dealer Tire, Dick was the senior vice president of sales and marketing at Dunlop Tire Corporation, where he ran sales and marketing functions across all brands and acumen. Today, Dick commits much of his time to the nonprofit sector and his personal philanthropy. Dick served on the board of directors at the Children’s Museum of Cleveland for six years. He now serves as board treasurer at Progressive Arts Alliance and College Now Greater Cleveland, and board secretary at MOCA Cleveland. Dick is a lead partner for Magnolia Clubhouse and former lead partner for MedWish International. He also serves on the board at SVP Cleveland.
Connection: SVP Cleveland Partner, 7 years
Number of SVP Global Conferences attended: 1
What do you love to do in your free time?
I have four grandchildren and a house in Southern California
What are the social causes you’re passionate about?
Education and women’s rights. Prisoner reentry and healthy food.
Why did you decide to attend this year’s SVP Global Conference?
I can drive to it!