SCORE Volunteer to be Honored as White House ‘Champion of Change’


Washington, D.C. - SCORE, – – is thrilled to have a representative of its network of 13,000+ volunteers with invaluable business expertise , recognized by the White House as a ‘Champion of Change‘. Portland, Maine SCORE Chapter Chair Nancy Strojny has been selected as a White House ‘Champion of Change’ as part of President Obama’s “Winning the Future” initiative. Strojny will be honored for her work as a leader mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs in a special ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office at the White House on March 7th 2012. Nancy’s extensive business experience has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs achieve their dreams and improve their businesses.  Under her leadership, the Portland, Maine chapter of SCORE greatly increased the number of small businesses helped through free mentoring sessions.  Also, small business owners in the Portland, Maine community actively seek Nancy’s counsel and value her sound business advice.

Along with honoring Ms. Strojny for her efforts to help small businesses succeed, agency representatives and White House Offices will participate in a discussion with a group of ‘Champion of Change’ honorees to hear about the work they are doing.  Honorees will also be featured on the White House website at

“We are proud of Nancy and the great work she’s done,” says SCORE CEO Ken Yancey. “As an organization, we appreciate Nancy’s passion for creating small business growth in her community and value similar efforts by thousands of volunteers throughout the country. Nancy’s commitment to the American entrepreneurial spirit is an inspiration to us all and fully deserving as a White House ‘Champion of Change’.”

“I couldn’t be more pleased that Nancy has been recognized as a White House Champion of Change for her selfless efforts in promoting entrepreneurship in Maine,” commented Maine Senator Olympia Snowe.  “As Chair of the Portland SCORE chapter, as well as its Marketing Chair, Nancy uses her more than 25 years of business experience to counsel and mentor individuals looking to start or grow their own small business.  Whether it’s helping clients access critical start-up resources such as an SBA loan or providing advice on marketing strategies, Nancy has been an indispensable leader for Portland-area business owners.  I applaud Nancy’s efforts as a SCORE volunteer, and congratulate her on this well-deserved recognition.”


Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 9 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. More than 13,000 business experts volunteer as mentors in 364 chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow 1 million 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 at Connect with SCORE at and