Catherine Walton Appointed District Director for Memphis SCORE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2010
Contact Information
Tammy Cason
800/634-0245
media@score.org

Walton to Serve as Key Management Leader for Small Business Mentoring Organization

Washington, D.C.­­—SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” announces the national appointment of Catherine Walton as the district director for the State of Tennessee. Walton, a volunteer leader based in Memphis will lead and support local SCORE offices in providing small business mentoring and training to entrepreneurs across the State of Tennessee.

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, “Catherine has an outstanding business and management background. She is a champion for the role of small business in our economy, especially during recession recovery.” Yancey adds, “Catherine has shown continued dedication to the mission of SCORE and the success of the Memphis small business community. Memphis SCORE volunteers have extensive experience in small business start-ups and helping businesses succeed.” 

Walton has been with SCORE since 2005. She started with Memphis SCORE as a volunteer and moved on to become Chairperson of Memphis SCORE before being named district director. Walton has 30 years of business management, marketing and operations experience and was honored several times for her contributions by FedEx top management, earning their highest Company Five Star award and President Club. She is also a board member of the Sales & Marketing Society of the Mid-South and a member of Kiwanis International.

SCORE’s Great state of Tennessee includes 5 chapters that reach over 12,000 entrepreneurs annually through face-to-face and online counseling and a series of business workshops. The district’s 145 volunteers have an average of 25 years of business knowledge, with a wide range of expertise.

About SCORE
Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 9 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. More than 13,000 business experts volunteer as mentors in 364 chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow 1 million small businesses.

For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE at www.score.org. Connect with SCORE at www.facebook.com/SCOREFans and www.twitter.com/SCOREMentors.

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For more information, contact SCORE's public relations manager at 1-800/634-0245 or media@score.org.