Cashman served as the president of the 100 Club of Chicago, a charity providing for the families of fallen police officers and firefighters of Cook County, Illinois. in 2019, the 100 Club presented Cashman with a lifetime achievement award.
Cashman, the son of a fireman, grew up in Chicago in the Austin neighborhood and played basketball and baseball for Fenwick High School. He graduated from Loras College in Iowa and then completed graduate work in chemistry at Northwestern University before moving to the CBOT in the 1960s.
He has served on exchange governance committees, including the CBOT board of directors in the early 1980s, during his career. He has also served on the influential CBOT Nominating Committee. and an ethics panel at the CBOT.
He is actively involved in many charities, including as a director of the Hundred Club of Cook County, an organization that provides financial assistance to the families of police personnel killed in the line of duty.
Cashman was featured in the 2008 book, My Word is My Bond, a profile of prominent CBOT members.
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Cashman graduated from Loras College. He is a graduate and a life trustee of Fenwick High School in Oak Park, IL.
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