SCORE Association Names Dane Petersen Public Relations & Marketing Manager

Washington, D.C.—The SCORE Association, "Counselors to America's Small Business" appointed Dane Petersen to the position of public relations & marketing manager responsible for media relations, production management, and special events coordination.

Petersen spent the last two years in Washington, D.C., at The Media Institute, where he served as director of a national First Amendment education and awareness program. He supervised a number of publications and events, and also acted as the Institute’s public relations director. Previously, he was a writer and editor for a marketing communications firm in northern Virginia.

“We are pleased to have Dane Petersen join the SCORE Association communications team,” says SCORE CEO Kenneth Yancey. “Dane has extensive media experience, and will play a vital role in enhancing SCORE’s growth in his work with SCORE volunteers and the media.”

Prior to moving to the Washington, D.C., area, Petersen was assistant director of media relations and sports information for Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Earlier, Petersen held various print and broadcast journalism positions in the Midwest. Petersen graduated from Kansas State University with a BS in journalism, and he earned an MBA from the University of Kansas.

The SCORE Association was formed in 1964 as 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).