President

RCTDick Thomson, a retired executive from Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company, is the president and chief executive officer of the Ventura County Taxpayers Association.

Dick retired in 2009 from P & G after 30 years, As president, he leads the VCTA board of directors and executive committee in the formation of policies and decisions focused on local, county and state government actions that affect the interests of Ventura County taxpayers.

Dick and his wife, Kitty, have resided in the Silver Strand area since relocating to the area from Modesto in 2001. While with P & G, he held a number of assignments, including Energy Business Manager and External Relations Manager, where he was responsible for the Oxnard P & G plant’s contracts with major utilities as well as being the single-point contact for media and government relations. In addition to the VCTA board, Thomson has served on the boards of the Ventura County Economic Development Association, the California Manufacturers Association, the Southern California Water Committee and the California Cogeneration Council.