Sue Hartman of Rochester, N.Y., Honored with the Herb Ausderau Award For Her Support of SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business”

Washington, D.C.—The SCORE Foundation presents the Herb Ausderau Award to Sue Hartman of The Hartman Group, a strategic management consulting firm. Hartman, a former board director of The SCORE Foundation and a former SCORE board director, accepted the award at a SCORE gala dinner in Nashville, Tenn., on August 24.

Hartman was honored for her philanthropic support of SCORE mentoring and services nationwide. The Herb Ausderau Award is named for former longtime counselor, SCORE board director and 2001 Walter H. Channing Award of Excellence winner, the late Herbert “Herb” M. Ausderau. As the second major, planned gift donor to The SCORE Foundation, Ausderau dedicated his volunteer service to the American dream of small business ownership through SCORE.

Hartman is an advocate for the value of small business and the spirit of entrepreneurship in America. She has more than 25 years of diversified experience in research, product development, manufacturing management, marketing and international business development. She is founder and president of The Hartman Group.

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, "Sue Hartman is a strategic leader, visionary and philanthropic supporter of small business mentoring and training through SCORE.” Yancey adds, “Sue has been at the forefront of SCORE with her leadership on two national boards. Her contribution to the small business community nationwide is stellar.”

Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has assisted nearly 7.5 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.