SCORE Names Michael L. Keaton Public Relations & Communications Manager

Washington, D.C.—The SCORE Association "Counselors to America's Small Business" appoints Michael L. Keaton to the position of public relations & communications manager at the SCORE national office in Washington, D.C. His responsibilities include media relations, print and electronic publications and strategic planning.

Keaton spent the last two years at Equal Justice Works, where he served as communications manager. Prior to that, he was project manager at the National Association of Private Special Education Centers and a member of the marketing team at Close Up Publishing. Keaton, a native of Plum Borough, graduated from Clarion University with a BS in communications.

This year, SCORE expects to provide more than half a million services through its face-to-face, phone and online counseling sessions and low-cost business workshops and seminars. More than 350,000 small business owners and entrepreneurs benefit from the more than 12,500 SCORE volunteer counselors in 389 chapters nationwide and online.

Since 1964, the SCORE Association has assisted more than 6.7 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. SCORE business counselors serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses.

For 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.