Martin Baumann Joins SCORE Board of Directors

Business Leader Offers Wealth of Accounting & Management Expertise

Washington, D.C.—Martin Baumann of Manhasset, N.Y., 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.

Martin Baumann has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, serving some of the largest U.S. and international banking, insurance and other financial clients. Since 2006, he has served as director of the Washington, D.C., Office of Research and Analysis (ORA) with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

Prior to that, he was the executive vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Freddie Mac, one of the largest financial institutions in the world. From 1969 to 2003, he was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the world’s largest investment firms.

Baumann is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and he has memberships with several banking and insurance industry associations.

He is a nationally recognized leader and expert in accounting, financial reporting, disclosures, controls, corporate governance and financial management. Baumann is a frequent speaker and author of several publications

SCORE Board Chair Doug Kindred says, “Marty Baumann joins the SCORE Board as an expert in finance and accounting. His deep knowledge as a CPA and his experience with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board bring a high level of financial skill and professionalism to his board role.” Kindred adds, “Marty believes in small business as an engine of opportunity for Americans, and he will serve as a leader and finance expert on the national board of SCORE.”

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.