Dave Cook

Cook, Dave, joined IowaMicroLoan in 2010 and is Technical Assistance Coordinator for the Iowa Foundation for Microenterprise & Community Vitality. He has experience managing businesses both large and small, including national brands, start-ups and new ventures. Cook has held Marketing positions with Dow Chemical U.S.A. and SmithKline Beecham Consumer Healthcare managing brands in both the United States and Canada. His past brand responsibilities include Aquafresh® Toothpaste, Sucrets®, Ecotrin®, as well as the launch of Tagamet® HB and Citruceli®. As Director of Rx-to-OTC Switches he directed U.S. prelaunch planning for Nicrorette® and NicoDerm® smoking cessation aids. He also had responsibility for one of Canada‚Äôs top-selling nonprescription medications, Seldane®. In 1997 Cook was recognized as one of the top 100 marketers in the United States by Advertising Age.

Beginning in 2000, he became Vice President of Marketing for a Pre-IPO biotechnology start-up specializing in automated tissue analysis. Most recently Cook was a licensed Sonic® Drive-in franchisee. His responsibilities included all aspects of operating a small business, including operations, accounting, payroll, inventory control and marketing.

In addition to his professional responsibilities, Cook served as President of the Rotary Club of Boone in 2008-09 and will be Assistant District Governor of Rotary District 6000 beginning in 2011. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow.

Contact: dcook@iowamicroloan.org or 515-460-1424

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