Marilyn Tam Elected to The SCORE Foundation Board of DirectorsTam’s Leadership and Strategic Planning Skills Add Strength to Foundation Board

Washington, D.C.—Marilyn Tam of Santa Barbara, Calif., joins the board of The SCORE Foundation, a nonprofit organization that serves as the charitable benefactor to the SCORE Association. Tam’s term begins on October 1, 2004.

The SCORE Foundation’s mission is to support and leverage the work of the SCORE Association, “Counselors to America’s Small Business.” The SCORE Association provides free and confidential business advice and training to more than 350,000 entrepreneurs each year. The SCORE Foundation raises funds to help the SCORE Association fulfill its mission of service to the small business community through entrepreneur mentoring and training.

Tam rose through the ranks of the international business world to become an influential corporate leader, speaker, corporate consultant, author and humanitarian. Her extensive business career includes prominent executive roles at several world-renowned corporations, such as CEO of Aveda, president of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group, and vice president of Nike.

In 1994, Tam was awarded The Reebok Human Rights Award for her humanitarian work. She is the founder and executive director of the Us Foundation, whose mission is to support global action plans and dialogue to address social, economic and environmental issues.

Duncan Brown, chair of The SCORE Foundation, says, "Marilyn Tam continues to give back to the community with a strong dedication to supporting worthy causes. Her distinguished career and strategic planning skills will help The SCORE Foundation Board fulfill its charitable mission.”

Tam’s work also has included appearances on television and radio programs, as well as international conferences. Some of the keynote addresses she has given include “The Role of Business in the 21st Century” at the Universal Forum of Cultures in Barcelona, Spain, and “Diversity, How to Use it to Everybody’s Benefit” at the Walt Disney World and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts HR Executives Seminar.

Tam is the author of How to Use What You've Got to Get What You Want, which shares the insights and four simple principles that have made her an international success story. For more information, visit


The SCORE Foundation was formed in 2001. The SCORE Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public charity dedicated to ensuring a lasting legacy of business counseling and training for successful American small businesses by supporting the SCORE Association ( and its volunteer corps.