Donald Wood Joins SCORE Board of Directors

Business Leader Offers Wealth of Financial & Entrepreneurial Expertise

Washington, D.C.—Donald Wood of Athens, Ohio, joins the SCORE Board of Directors. SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" provides free small business mentoring, as well as low-cost workshops and seminars, to more than 300,000 aspiring and existing small business owners each year.

Donald Wood is the Chair and CEO of Don Wood Automotive, the largest auto dealer group in southeast Ohio. Don has been in business for over 23 years with twelve franchises in five locations. Wood began his career in 1969 as a bank clerk at BancOhio National Bank, which later merged with National City Bank. He held a number of Senior Management positions, including Chief Loan Officer, Vice President of Operations and District President.

Wood actively supports several community organizations, colleges and universities. He is the director of Eastern Ohio Development Actions, which is an appointment by the County Commissioner. He is a Trustee and Chair of the Full Board at the University of Rio Grande and Chair of the Coordinating Committee. He is a member of and serves on the Audit Committee of a NASDAQ traded Bank, Wesbanco, a $5.6 billion dollar holding company operating in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He is also Treasurer and former Chair for the Athens/Meigs County Salvation Army.

SCORE Board Chair Doug Kindred says, “Don's experience as an entrepreneur owning and growing businesses, creating jobs and serving as a community leader bring a vital entrepreneurial perspective to the SCORE Board of Directors.” Kindred adds, “Don is dedicated to the ideal of entrepreneurship in America and making the American dream accessible to more Americans through SCORE mentoring. Don is a strategic thinker and we welcome his expertise as a national board director.”

Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has helped more than 8 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 10,500 volunteer business counselors in 389 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of 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 on the Web at www.score.org or www.score.org/women.