Paul Kopelcheck of Hilton Head, South Carolina Elected to National Board of Directors for SCORE Association “Counselors to America’s Small Business”

Washington, D.C.─Paul Kopelcheck, of Hilton Head, South Carolina, has been elected to serve as a member of the board of directors for the SCORE Association “Counselors to America’s Small Business.” In this role, Kopelcheck will guide the national, nonprofit’s strategic direction that supports America’s small businesses through business counseling. He began his term on June 3, 2003.

Kopelcheck brings nearly 30 years of strategic, business management experience. He founded and was the president and CEO of Acordia Personal Benefits, a national life and employee benefits and insurance corporation. Prior to this, he was the executive vice president of the Columbian Financial Group and the vice president of marketing and administration for the Hartford Insurance Group.

Kopelcheck has been a SCORE leader on all levels, and most recently served as South Carolina’s district director for two years. During his tenure with SCORE, Kopelcheck served as the chapter chair of the South Carolina Lowcountry SCORE chapter. In August, Kopelcheck will train new chapter chairs at the SCORE Chapter Chair Orientation in Kansas City, Missouri.

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, “SCORE is pleased to have Paul Kopelcheck on SCORE’s Board of Directors. As a former small business owner, he brings an entrepreneurial perspective to SCORE. His experience as an active SCORE counselor and leader will aid SCORE’s strategic planning, governance and fundraising efforts.”

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 assisted more than 4.5 million Americans with small business counseling. Visit SCORE on the Web (www.score.org).