SCORE Management Team

 

W. Kenneth Yancey, Jr.

W. Kenneth Yancey, Jr., CEO

W. Kenneth Yancey, Jr. currently serves as CEO of the SCORE Association, a position he has held since 1993. During his tenure with SCORE, Mr. Yancey has been responsible for developing SCORE into a one of the most efficient, effective job creation and business formation engines in the nation. SCORE has served more than 10 million existing and aspiring small business owners since inception and helps to create more than 58,000 new businesses and over 71,000 new jobs annually.  Mr. Yancey empowers and inspires 320 chapters SCORE Chapters and 11,000 volunteer mentors across the nation.  Prior to joining SCORE, Yancey served as Executive Director for the National Business Association.

Recognized as one of the nation's leading advocates for small business, Mr. Yancey represents SCORE nationally before the media, industry leaders and in Congressional testimony.  He serves on the Small Business Advisory Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and, alongside President Obama, First Lady Michele Obama and Dr. Jill Biden; he was involved in the launch of the national Joining Forces Initiative in the summer of 2011. 

Mr. Yancey speaks across the country on the topics of entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, small business trends and volunteer mentoring, appearing on ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and PBS.  He is also a frequent guest on several radio shows including Small Business Advocate, Build Your Business, Small Business Trends and Biz Talk.  He serves as a member of the HuffPost Small Business Board of Directors and has been honored with numerous awards including 2011 Small Business Influencer Champion, the USA Freedom Corp Award of Excellence, the American Society of Association Executives Summit Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Future of Entrepreneurship Education Summit.

A Texas native, Mr. Yancey received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from Texas A&M University.  He now resides in Northern Virginia with his wife of 18 years and two sons and is an active outdoorsman, leader in the Boy Scouts of America, and little league football coach.

David R. Bobbitt

David R. Bobbitt, Executive Director of the SCORE Foundation and Vice President of Development at the SCORE Association

David R. Bobbitt became Executive Director of the SCORE Foundation and Vice President of Development at the SCORE Association in 2013. He is a writer, entrepreneur, and fundraiser who has helped to lead and to launch some amazing organizations. Professionally, he led the fundraising to launch the newest next generation genomic sequencing center in the world and previously built the largest private sector fundraising program for kidney disease services and research in the U.S. David founded and ran a successful revenue consulting firm focused on the biomedical research sector. He holds an undergraduate degree from University of Virginia (UVa), a graduate engineering degree from Northeastern University, and is currently an MBA candidate at the Darden Graduate School of Business at UVa. He lives in metro DC with his partner and their newborn son.

David is excited to be part of SCORE Association. “SCORE volunteer mentors make a difference every day in the lives of thousands of Americans. Our entire society benefits from small business owners and entrepreneurs who are disproportionately the source of new hires in the economy. Volunteering at SCORE is one of the many ways business leaders give and give back.”

John Fuqua

John Fuqua, Vice President of Finance

John Fuqua brings over two decades of financial management experience to SCORE as Vice President of Finance. Most recently, John has served as a consultant to Washington, DC area businesses as a specialist in corporate oversight and business strategy.

Previously, John served as the Chief Financial Officer for the D.C. Children & Youth Investment Trust Corporation which combined both public and private funds to offer programmatic support for DC youth.  Earlier in his career, John was the Chief Financial Officer of Savant Corporation, a software company in Bethesda, and oversaw financial aspects of their merger and acquisition activities. He was also a financial controller for Collier, Shannon, Rill & Scott. John, a displaced Floridian, has an MBA from The George Washington University and enjoys participating in outdoor sports.

Jim Gephart

Jim Gephart, Vice President of Technology

James is responsible for leading the technology support, operations and strategy for SCORE and its volunteers. James’s work experience is varied in many industries including 12 years with the Federal Reserve Bank, 4 years as the Director of Information Systems for the Oncology Nursing Society and 8 years in the legal industry as the Director of Information Systems. James also has experience with the retail industry as Vice President of Technology and Director of Information Systems for one of the sixth largest security firms in the Unites States. James recent experience at the Air & Waste Management Association as their CIO included revamping of technology infrastructure and implementation of a new Association Management System. 

James holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems from Robert Morris University and a Masters in Computer Information Technology from Regis University. Overall James has 20 years of experience leading the technology operations for major companies in varied industries.

Bridget Weston Pollock

Bridget Weston Pollack, Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Bridget Weston Pollack is the Vice President of Marketing & Communications at the SCORE Association. In this role, Bridget is responsible for all branding, marketing, PR, and communication efforts. She focuses on implementing marketing plans and strategies for the organization to facilitate the growth of SCORE’s mentoring and trainings services. Prior experience includes Marketing Manager at Mid-Atlantic Control Systems, a small business in the commercial low voltage industry and Marketing Coordinator at Temple University Health Systems.

Bridget has her Master’s of Business Administration from Temple University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Steve Records

Steve Records, Vice President of Field Operations

Steve Records is responsible for managing the national operations of SCORE’s 320 chapters and 11,000 volunteers as well as overseeing the headquarters Human Resources, Recruitment, and Volunteer Services programs.

Prior to joining SCORE, Steve was a Managing Consultant for The Gallup Organization in Washington, DC and his previous experience includes multiple field sales, marketing, field management, and consulting positions within a multinational chemical and energy company.  Steve is a graduate of Purdue University and completed an MBA at the University of Nevada.