Douglas Kindred Begins Three-Year Term on SCORE Board of Directors Kindred to Focus on Client Benefits, Increasing Resources and Strategic Planning

Washington, D.C.—Douglas Kindred of Hope, Idaho, joins the SCORE Board of Directors. The SCORE Association "Counselors to America's Small Business" provides small business mentoring, as well as workshops and seminars, to more than 350,000 aspiring and existing small business owners. Kindred’s term begins on October 1.

Kindred joined SCORE as a volunteer in 1994 and has provided leadership at all levels of the organization. During his tenure with SCORE, Kindred served as chapter chair, then district director, at the SCORE offices in Spokane, Wash. Kindred focused on helping small businesses succeed throughout Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington.

Under Kindred’s leadership, the number of SCORE counselors providing help to local businesses grew dramatically. New SCORE offices opened adding expanded services, like evening counseling and more frequent training workshops. Increased outreach to rural communities and partnerships with community organizations allowed SCORE to connect with a wider audience of entrepreneurs and small business owners.

According to SCORE CEO Ken Yancey, “Doug Kindred’s service with SCORE demonstrates his unwavering commitment and enthusiasm to the dream of small business success. His experience as a SCORE counselor and leader will aid SCORE’s strategic planning, governance and fundraising efforts.”

Kindred is a retired small business owner whose career included serving as CFO and CEO for a subsidiary of Transamerica Corporation. During 20 years as a successful small business owner, Kindred started two businesses and acquired two more. He has been involved in strategic planning as a board member of both business and nonprofit organizations. A Los Angeles YMCA ranked second nationally for fundraising during his term there as board chair.

Since 1964, the SCORE Association has assisted more than 6.5 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 10,500 volunteer business counselors 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. Or visit SCORE on the Web at www.score.org.