George Herrera Appointed Board Director for SCORE Association “Counselors to America’s Small Business”
Washington, D.C.─George Herrera, president and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), has been appointed to serve as a member of the board of directors for the SCORE Association “Counselors to America’s Small Business.” In this role, Herrera will help guide the national, nonprofit’s strategic direction that supports America’s small businesses through business counseling.
Herrera’s career has focused on the advancement of minority-owned businesses. He was elected president and chief executive officer of the USHCC in August 1998. As head of the USHCC, Herrera is primarily responsible for communicating the interests of Hispanic-owned businesses nationwide to both the private and public sectors, and addressing critical economic issues that impact Hispanic entrepreneurs. Previously, he worked for 17 years, reaching the position of president, at Burgos and Associates, a national consulting firm, based in McLean, Va., that provides management and technical assistance to minority businesses.
SCORE Chairman of the Board Carl Trautmann said, “We are pleased to welcome George Herrera to the SCORE Board of Directors. George’s background in strengthening minority small business will help to fortify and direct SCORE’s mission to support America’s entrepreneurs.”
SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, “George is a recognized, small business leader who is committed to the success of entrepreneurs. His business acumen and dynamic leadership will enhance SCORE’s outreach to the small business community.” Yancey adds, “George brings his knowledge of the Hispanic small business community to SCORE, so that we can better serve all entrepreneurs with SCORE business counseling and training programs.”
Herrera has testified before the U. S. House of Representatives, and has authored several articles and journals concerning legislation and policies pertaining to small business. He was recognized by Hispanic Business magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States, and by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the 30 future leaders for economic empowerment of minority communities. He is also the creator of the national syndicated television show Hispanics Today, which is seen on major networks by 26 million viewers in over 86 percent of Hispanic households in the country. Herrera was recently named a Fellow of The Wharton School e-Business Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
The SCORE Association was formed in 1964. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. For information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. More than 10,500 volunteer members provide individual counseling and business workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. SCORE has ssisted more than 4.5 million Americans with small business counseling. Visit SCORE on the Web (www.score.org).