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Rothmann Retires from Tuchman Advisory Group

Daughter of organization’s founder served as president for a decade

SAN FRANCISCO — Ellen Tuchman Rothmann, president of the Tuchman Advisory Group (TAG), recently announced that she is stepping down and retiring from the organization. 

“One of the great joys of my life has been my involvement in the drycleaning industry,” Rothmann says in a statement. ”My father, the legendary Sid Tuchman, owned Tuchman Cleaners which operated 35 plants and drop stores in Indianapolis, Indiana. Following the sale of his business in 1986, my dad established a consulting business, and it was my honor and pleasure to step in and continue growing his good work through TAG.” 

The organization is currently in the process of discussing what it will do going forward, but nothing has been decided at this point.

Sid Tuchman, who passed away in 2017, owned Tuchman Cleaners, received the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute’s Diamond Achievement Award in 2011 and was recently inducted into their Hall of Fame for his achievements and lasting impact on the industry.

Growing up in the drycleaning business, Rothmann worked in numerous capacities at Tuchman Cleaners. She also held sales positions at Apparelmaster and Tuchman Cleaner’s Home Carpet and Drapery businesses. Rothmann earned her B.A. in marketing from Indiana University.

Before joining TAG, Rothmann was also VP of operations for Richard Wolffer’s Auctions which specialized in sports and entertainment memorabilia. As an Account Manager for K101~a San Francisco Bay Area radio station~ she worked with small businesses to build unique and profitable advertising and promotional campaigns for her clients. 

“The members of TAG group are deeply grateful for Ellen’s steady guidance for the last 10 years,” says Michael Jones, owner of Louisville, Kentucky-based Highland Cleaners. “Her warm and intelligent leadership of the group was a fitting legacy to her father. We wish our friend a happy and well-deserved retirement.”

“As a TAG Member I can definitely say that Ellen has been truly dedicated to us and the industry,” says Ben Combs, owner of Judi’s Cleaners in Sacramento, California. “During the early months of Covid, she instituted weekly Zoom meetings and was genuinely concerned about the weekly progress of each member. She tracked each member’s progress on PPP applications, sales progress, etc. I can genuinely say that without her weekly call, realizing we were in this together, it would have been so much more difficult.” 

“I will cherish the relationships and friendships with my esteemed colleagues which I know will continue for many years to come,” Rothmann says. “It has been an honor to be part of a team of exceptional business professionals.” 

Rothmann Retires from Tuckman Advisory Group

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