SCORE Association Announces Re-Election of Officers to One-Year Terms

Washington, D.C.—SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” recently elected its officers for the next year. The volunteers on the national board provide governance and strategic planning direction. Their terms begin October 1, 2005.

Jim Pyles of Elkhart, Ind., will serve the second year of his two-year term as board chair. Other officers include Joseph Wollenberger of Charleston, W.V., re-elected as vice chair; Roslyn Goldmacher of Westbury, N.Y., re-elected as secretary; and Paul Kopelcheck of Hilton Head, S.C., re-elected as treasurer.

Jim Pyles of Elkhart, IN, is retired from a 34-year career with Bayer Corporation in sales, marketing research and marketing. He served as the product manager of One-A-Day Brand Vitamins, and his last position was manager of consumer promotions for various brands. Jim also served three years on the national board of directors for the Promotion Marketing Association of America. He is a leader in many civic and service organizations, including positions as past president of the Elkhart Urban League, co-chair of Goshen College Community Advisory Board and past assistance governor of his District Rotary. He also has a life membership in the NAACP.

Joseph Wollenberger of Charleston, WV, runs a marketing company specializing in radio and television commercials. Prior to this, he was assistant general counsel for labor and equal employment for Monsanto Company, an attorney with the firm Kirkland and Ellis, and vice-president of industrial relations at Alberto-Culver. He began his career as an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C. Joe is involved in numerous community and charitable activities. In addition to serving on the boards of many organizations, he raised funds for the St. Louis Symphony and is president of the Charleston Community Music Association.

Roslyn Goldmacher of Westbury, NY, is the co-founder, president and CEO of the Long Island Development Corporation. She also founded and serves as the president and CEO of the Long Island Small Business Assistance Corporation. She began her career as an attorney focusing on credit union litigation and formation and commercial and small business issues. Goldmacher has received numerous accolades for her work with the small business marketplace. She is the recipient of the SBA Pinnacle Award, Women in Business Advocate Award and the Financial Services Advocate Award. She also has been honored by the New York State Legislature as the Woman of the Year, and by Newsday as the Volunteer of the Year.

Paul Kopelcheck of Hilton Head, SC, brings nearly 30 years of strategic, business management experience to the SCORE Board. He founded and was the president and CEO of Acordia Personal Benefits, a national life and employee benefits and insurance corporation. Prior to that, 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 held numerous leadership positions in SCORE, and most recently served as South Carolina’s district director for two years.

Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has assisted more than 7 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. Or, visit SCORE on the Web at www.score.org.