Human Resources & Internal Communications

Gaby Peden

Retired owner of businesses in the Service Industry, Retail, Wholesale

Gaby Peden

Current City: Naples, FL
Chapter: SCORE Naples

Gaby operated and sold 3 successful businesses in 3 different industries – Day Care, Retail and Wholesale.  Each of the ventures proofed to be challenging and brought along rewards and growth in her professional  life. 

WHOLESALE/MANUFACTURING: In 2010 her latest company was awarded  ‘Vendor of the Year’  by Paradies Airport Shops – one of the largest operators of airport retail stores.

RETAIL:  Her retail store in Naples FL consistently grossed the highest per square foot sales next to the restaurant operators in the shopping center. 

DAY CARE: When opening the 2nd location for the day care operation in Denver Colorado the word had spread about the innovative and fun school and Happy Day Learning Center II was filled to capacity within 3 months of opening its doors.

Her business philosophy is quite simple – WHO IS THE BOSS? – stressing customer/team member satisfaction as the corner stone of her professional success.

Skill Highlights

Business operations                                                           Customer relationship building
Text Box:   Project management                                                          Leadership/communication
Text Box:   Text Box:   Product development                                                         Employee relations





Educated in Europe: 2 year college degree;

continuing education throughout my career:

Employee relationship building
      How to interview and hire the best candidate

Social media for business
     Social media for business 


Anne M. Peele

Anne M. Peele

Current City: Windsor Mill, MD

18 years of experience in public and business administration at the local, state and federal government administration.  Proven accomplishments in program development, administration  / operations and implementation, HR management, congressional / legislative affairs, economic / community development, policy / data analysis, information sharing, storage and retrieval.



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Master of Public Administration, concentration in Information Sciences</p>

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B.A., Political Science</p>

Carole Richter

Carole Richter

Current City: Denevr, CO
Chapter: SCORE Denver


Donald Rogers

Donald Rogers

Current City: Maplewood, NJ

Expert in growing small and large businesses, and solving business problems. Experience includes 10 years in finance, 12 years in marketing and sales, 10 years in operations, and 10 years in executive management. Until Nov. 2011, EVP and Group President for Tetra Tech (NASDAQ), duties included running the full service engineering and construction business, revenues - $1 Billion, also CEO of Tetra Tech EC, revenues $650 Million. Identified and acquired companies to help expand the business, improved cash flow, and modified operations processes and procedures to improve safety and quality and improve efficiency. Familiar with most resource problems, procurement processes, and general business issues. Also have extensive experience in government contracting, for both small and large businesses. Previously COO for Foster Wheeler Environmental Corp.,EVP of Marketing and Sales for Ebasco Constructors, VP of Development, and Co-generation and Alternate Energy for Ebasco



<p> BA, Economics - University of Bridgeport, MA, Economics - New School for Social Research, Advanced Executive MBA - Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania</p>

Edward Keeter

Edward Keeter

Current City: Kalamazoo, MI

Summary of Qualifications:

  • Positive, flexible, reliable and dependable employee
  • Highly experienced vocational rehabilitation professional with background in counseling, testing and assessment, placement, case management, employee accommodation analyses
  • Extensive experience with planning and launching small businesses
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, Visio)
  • Experienced, professional presenter
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Employment History:

Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI (2013 – Present)

HIRE Program Manager
Provide job placement and case management support to individuals with disabilities and criminal backgrounds to assist them in obtaining and maintaining competitive employment.  Also provide vocational assessment, job development services.

Keeter Consulting LLC, Grand Rapids, MI (2006 – 2013)


Assisted customers of Michigan Rehabilitation Services and the Veterans Administration with validating, developing and implementing business plans for self-employment; assisted individuals, agencies and businesses with vocational rehabilitation counseling issues including assessment, labor market surveys, employer accommodation analyses and recommendations, transferable skills analyses, job search skills training and support.


Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Muskegon, MI (2005 – 2006)

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Assisted persons with physical and/or cognitive disabilities with identifying, preparing for, obtaining and retaining competive employment.  Conducted vocational assessments, transferable skills analyses, labor market surveys; wrote résumés and related correspondence.


Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Lansing, MI (2003 – 2005)

Vocational Specialist

Contracted, "blended staff" team member of Michigan Rehabilitation Services Disability Management Program. This program provided vocational rehabilitation counseling services to State of Michigan employees and individuals displaced from work due to disabilities covered by workers' compensation, auto no-fault and long term disability insurance plans.

Steelcase, Grand Rapids, MI (1994 – 2002)

Supervisor, HR Web Services

Developed and maintained Inter- , Intra- and Extranet based HR content including implementation of SAP Employee Self Service functionality.

Vocational Career Counselor

Participated in development of comprehensive disability management program for corporation; facilitated internal “job club” and job placement activities; acted as case manager for individuals off work for short- and long-term disability claims; facilitated return-to-work activities; performed employee accommodation analyses for ADA compliance. First 12 months were as a contractor.

Volunteer Experience:

SCORE - Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI (2014 – Present)

Animal Rescue Project, Kalamazoo, MI (2013 – Present)


Kentwood AYSO, Kentwood, MI (2012)

Assistant Coach, Boy’s U-14 soccer team

Excel Charter Academy, Grand Rapids, MI (2010 – 2013)

Web Developer/Webmaster for web site

FOCUS+ ADHD Support Group, Holland, MI (2008 – 2010)

Web Developer/Webmaster


Crash’s Landing, Grand Rapids, MI (2006 – 2008)

Volunteer at local no-kill cat sanctuary


American Cancer Society, Grand Rapids, MI (1997 – 2001)

Planning Committee Member


Skills and Abilities:


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 2007, Access, Word, Excel, Front Page, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, HTML, Blogger, WordPress, Twitter
  • Experienced Trainer and Public Speaker
  • Licensed Chauffeur



Educational History:

M.A. – Rehabilitation Counseling, Michigan State University (1994)

B.A. – Advertising, Michigan State University (1990)

A.A. – Communications, Muskegon Community College (1988)

Scot R Mitchell

Scot R Mitchell

Current City: The Woodlands, TX
Chapter: SCORE Houston

Expert in Leadership, General & Sales Management, Revenue & Profit Growth, Negotiations

Respected executive with extensive experience in improving both organizational and bottom line performance.

* Known for ability to lead pacesetting industry organizations (commercial and operations)

* Led three organizations to profitable sales growth and market share increase in declining markets

* Led three organizations to #1 in Customer Satisfaction

* Played a lead role in the creation and successful turnaround of new multi-billion dollar joint venture

* Led turnaround of an industry consultancy to first profits 

* Led 10% cost reduction of market lowest-cost producer without sacrificing customer satisfaction

* Led implementation of business teams and balanced scorecards

* Led supply-chain re-engineering project for a chemicals division including implementation of demand planning, production scheduling, and vendor managed inventory

* Led creation of sustainability vision and strategy for major industry participant

* Led start-up and eventual sale of family owned warehouse business



Utah State University, Logan, UT:Bachelor of Science - Marketing (emphasis in Economics)

Paul Smith College, Paul Smith, NY: Associate in Applied Science - Forestry

Dorothy Savastano

Dorothy Savastano

Current City: Northford, CT
Chapter: New Haven SCORE

Results orientated sales and marketing professional.  In addition, I was  a  training facilitator and public relations contributor.  Experience is primarily in the Banking industry.  Within that industry I created, trained and mentored a team of outside sales professionals who interacted with small business owners in order to sell business banking products matching their particular needs.


Other skill sets include program development,project management and event planning.


Steve Delmore

Steve Delmore

Current City: Renton, WA

Almost thirty years in senior housing both public and private. I have started companies as well as developed new communities and sold existing ones.



Bachelors in Public Administration Seattle University. Graduate Executive Management Program University of Washington&lt;/p&gt;

Ebonni Bryant

Ebonni Bryant

Current City: Tamarac, FL
Chapter: Miami Dade

I analyze businesses, identify the business risks and opportunities for growth and then implement the solutions. I help new and growing business clarify their mission and turn them into actionable goals.



Bachelors degree in Organizational Communications; minor in Marketing

Tom Dooley

Tom Dooley

Current City: Dallas, TX
Chapter: Dallas SCORE

Spent 26 years in the pharmaceutical / medical device / OTC sector.  Had experiences in sales, marketing, general management both within the US as well as Australia, New Zealand and Japan. 


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