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Doyle retiring from Vinyl Institute, eyes continued industry role

Dick Doyle

May 25, 2018

By William Ehart

Dick Doyle, a veteran of more than four decades in association management, is semi-retiring from the $5 million-revenue Vinyl Institute by year end. He has led the group since 2011. Heidrick & Struggles is assisting in the search for his replacement.

Doyle said discussions are underway for a continued role in the industry, as a consultant to VI or as a strategic adviser for the Global Vinyl Council, an informal group of national and regional vinyl associations. Doyle attended a council meeting in Madrid last week. He also is considering starting an executive coaching firm to help association leaders in transition.

“It’s near and dear to me to help those who are going through transition and to bring them together with active CEOs and the headhunters in the search industry,” he said. “It’s a tremendous way of being able to help those in that transition find the next best opportunity.”