Rancho Santa Fe residents Susan and Bill Hoehn are known across San Diego for their family business, Hoehn Motors, started by Bill’s father Theodore “Bill” Hoehn in 1974 and now owned and operated by Bill and his brother Bob. Readers of this magazine may well be driving a vehicle purchased from one of the nine Hoehn dealerships, which include the luxury brands Audi, Acura, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes Benz and Porsche. Yet beyond the family business, Susan and Bill Hoehn maintain active lives in giving back, both locally and abroad. This September, they are the Honorary Chairs of the ROMP Roundup, a Western-themed gala to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. The Hoehns have generously donated a new 2012 Audi A3 (similar to the one on the cover) for raffle at the ROMP Roundup, with all proceeds to support families staying at the Ronald McDonald House while caring for a hospitalized child far from home.
Susan tells Giving Back, “The Ronald McDonald House is really a family charity for us. Our daughter Adrienne serves meals at the Ronald McDonald House through the Junior League, and our son Ted is involved through grant making. We’re so pleased to do whatever we can to help families coping with the many challenges of serious childhood illness.” Daughter Rebecca lives in Chicago and is busy raising two children whom Susan and Bill delight in visiting as often as they can.
Susan and Bill are both outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, skiing, golf, and gardening, either locally or at their second home in Sun Valley, Idaho. Bill has served on the boards of several nonprofits, including The Bishop’s School, the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, and Fuller Theological Seminary. Susan is the teaching director of a community bible study group made up of 200 women.
Now married for 38 years, Susan and Bill lived across the street from each other when they were growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, yet they did not meet until later in life. Bill graduated from Stanford and Susan from Vanderbilt. These native Southerners greatly enjoy the quality of life found in the region. They are enormously pleased that their son Ted and son-in-law Josh Sherman have joined in the family business. They prize their family and friendships above all.