Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations

Anne Wenzel

Anne Wenzel

Current City: Prescott, AZ

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A two-sided flyer designed to instruct prospective clients how to sign up for counseling.  

Printed copies are available in the SCORE Office.

 

 

Ask SCORE 
          I’m in the process of establishing a graphic design/web development business. 
Should I form a corporation? 

 

CHOOSING YOUR BUSINESS ENTITY
By Attorney Ruth-Ellen Post


The four most common forms of business structure are:

  • LLC (Limited Liability Company)
  • CORPORATION (Conventional and Subchapter S)
  • PROPRIETORSHIP
  • PARTNERSHIP

The following outlines provide very general information on some of the main
similarities and differences among these business structures in six key areas:

About the Author

          This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with 
nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, 
one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming 
workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization 
and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration. 

 

Victoria Turner

Victoria Turner

Victoria Turner

Current City: Lockbourne, OH
Chapter: Columbus SCORE

Victoria Turner joined SCORE in 2014 and is a SCORE Certified Mentor.  She is an entrepreneur starting her own company after retirement as a business executive with a diverse experience.  Her background extends across medical/chiropractic practice management, insurance and workers’ compensation, retail operations, wholesale operations, manufacturing,  safety & security, healthcare management, B2B, sales, marketing, human resources, quality and process improvement, audits, turning operations around, among many other business aspects.  Victoria holds many certifications: safety inspector, OSHA, medical coding, compliance and critical care.  “I find it very rewarding mentoring clients achieving their business dreams.  I hope to make it a smoother process for them by sharing my experiences.”  Victoria mentors SCORE clients in all areas of business with emphasis on risk management, operations, strategy and turning performance around.

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Education

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<strong>Franklin University </strong></p>

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<strong>Integrated Bachelor of Science of Business Administration,</strong></p>

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<strong>and Masters of Business Administration</strong></p>

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<u>Dual Majors</u>: Business Administration; Organizational Leadership</p>

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Accelerated program w President&rsquo;s List w GPA 3.6</p>

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<strong>Marion General/Tri-Rivers School of Paramedicine</strong></p>

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<strong>Paramedic, </strong>1986 w GPA 4.0</p>

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<strong>Ohio Fire Academy</strong></p>

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<strong>Professional Firefighter, </strong>1976</p>

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<strong>Congress on Research for Chiropractors</strong></p>

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<strong>Chiropractic Nurse, </strong>1979</p>

Riley Rodgers

Riley Rodgers

Riley Rodgers

Current City: Cambridge, MA
Chapter: Boston SCORE

I have run one small business in NH and I am launching a second. I have worked with and counseled multiple small business & start-ups on many different projects. I work full time in the private equity and venture capital industry as an Analyst for a Boston Based Fund.

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Education

<p> Bentley University, Bachelor of Science Economics, Entrepreneurship Concentration.</p>

Susan Fort

Susan Fort

Current City: Reston, VA
Chapter: Cape Cod SCORE

Susan Fort is in charge of training and continuing education at a national nonprofit association that leverages the talents of skilled volunteers around the country.

Some of Susan's key nonprofit experience includes:

  • Volunteer management: assessment, recruitment, onboarding, retention, recognition, and succession planning
  • Adult learning – training, tookits, and educational program development
  • Board start up and development
  • Nonprofit governance
  • Starting a nonprofit
  • Nonprofit best practices and standards of excellence
  • Strategic planning

Susan’s experience includes nonprofit staff and board leadership roles. As a volunteer, she founded and started a nonprofit. Her career commitment to mission-driven organizations began with a year of national service with AmeriCorps VISTA. She has significant adult learning expertise and creates toolkits and training materials, delivers educational programs, and designs multi-day learning experiences.

Susan has expertise in critical areas of nonprofit management: board development and governance, change management, coaching, executive transition management and succession planning, nonprofit standards of excellence, organizational development, best practices in recruitment and training, R&D and launch of new initiatives, strategic planning, team building, and volunteer management.

In fact, Susan is a volunteer management authority who has:

  • coordinated traditional and national service volunteer programs,
  • written and delivered volunteer management curriculum, and
  • trained skilled volunteers to provide critical services to nonprofits and the small business community.

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Education

<p> Susan has her MEd from Cambridge College and a BA from Guilford College in French and International Studies.</p>

Robert G Cleaveland

Robert G Cleaveland

Current City: University Place, WA

40 years in financial services industry: John Hancock Life Agent(1972-1982); Family-owned P&C Agency (1982-1999);
Owner of regional financial planning practice, Cornerstone Financial Strategies LLC, in UP & Tacoma. Life, health, P&C, Series 7, 66 licensed; RIA. Residential real estate landlord. Co-founded WA state Make-A-Wish(r)chapter (1986-1996); National Make-A-Wish(r) Board (1988-1994). Franciscan Hospice volunteer (2013-present). Volunteer, U S Open @ Chambers Bay, June 2015.

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Education

BA, English, Ohio Wesleyan University. Professional designations CLU, ChFC.

Carol McQuay

Carol McQuay

Current City: Boise, ID

JCCI / C3 / CJTSCC 2/2011 – Present Iraq/ Qatar Received the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award: June 2012 while at DASA(P). Cash Award: Dec 2011 USACE GRD HQ/IRAQ-12/2008 – 2/2011 APO AE 09342 Iraq- One of the recipients of the 2010 Army Acquisition Excellent Award: “Transforming the Way We Do Business” for work performed in Iraq with the USACE Service Contracting Cell. Dept of Army USPFO for Idaho-2/2008 – April 2014 Boise, IDAHO Internal Review Auditor -Perform internal reviews of Dept of Army installations at the National Guard level throughout Idaho for Army and Air Force installations to ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. Defense Contract Audit Agency-1/1989 - 2/2008 Senior Auditor, 511 Performed the following audits: Proposal Evaluations Terminations Accounting System Reviews Disclosure Statement Reviews Cost Accounting Standard Reviews Forward Pricing Rate Reviews Incurred Costs Voucher Audits Contract Closing Request for Equitable Adjustment Progress Payment Reviews Mandatory Annual Auditing Requirements Reviews Received $2,000 Cash Award (Superior Accomplishment award; one of six Superior Accomplishment awards received) just prior to deployment to Iraq based on the past three years work performed at USEC. The above audits were the first audits performed at USEC who was formed as a result of US Senate Privatization Act in 1995.

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Education

EDUCATION: Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY) -124 Semester Hours -Bronx, New York US -Major: Accounting -Bachelor's Degree - 6/1982 Relevant Coursework, Licensures and Certifications: Certified Public Accountant DCAA Eastern Region Federal Women’s Programs Manager JOB RELATED TRAINING: Security Refresher Training General Employee Training (Uranium Facility) Ethics ACCESS 2000: Intro/Intermediate/Advanced GAGAS Independence Training Basic Flowcharting CAS 401, 402 and 405 Cost Accounting Standards CAS Cost Impact Proposals Incurred Cost Risk Assessment Fundamentals of Auditing Info Systems Marketing Essentials MBA Microeconomics MBA Mandatory Annual Auditing Requirements Contract Audit Cycle Forward Pricing Rates Financial Capability Consideration of Internal Controls Related Audits Quantative Methods Refresher Floor checks Labor System Internal Controls Calculus MBA

James McConnell

James McConnell

Current City: Decatur, IN

President & Chairman of Family Distribution Business, President All Temp Transport, General Mgr. FMS Enterprises DBA Southern Yankee BBQ

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Education

B.S. Finance Indiana University

Jim Schlusemann

JIm Schlusemann

Jim Schlusemann

Current City: Batavia, IL
Chapter: Fox Valley SCORE

Jim Schlusemann is a transformational business leader who improves profitability and impacts business process and performance across multiple industries. Jim brings immediate value and impact by leveraging his experience to help companies navigate growth and change. As Founder and President of Prosperia International, a business consulting firm, he is focusing on business and process improvement.

   Jim began his career as a machinist, setting up, operating and programming conventional and CNC machines that made parts for construction equipment, engines and trucks at Navistar, a global manufacturing company. He held positions of process, industrial, and systems engineer. After introducing computers to factory floor operations, Jim achieved the executive position of Chief Information Officer for Navistar’s engine business. In that role, he directed initiatives that expanded business operations to Brazil, Mexico, India and China. He later helped Navistar re-launch manufacturing foundries in Indiana and Wisconsin.

  His career spans the gamut of life on the production floor, leading major company initiatives, improving business practices as well as bringing insight to the strategic issues facing organizations in today's world.

Experience

Prosperia International LLC - 2013 - Present

Independent business advisor specializing in business development, transformation and optimization.

Navistar, Inc., Lisle Illinois - 1973 - 2013

Global Business Development Executive --  2009-2012

Built entire business teams and led initiatives that expanded business operations in the US, Brazil, Mexico, India and China.

Information Technology Executive --  1987-2009

20+ years’ experience in IT, including 16-years as Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Navistar’s Engine Group.

Manufacturing operations and Management --  1973-1987

10+ year’s experience in manufacturing operations, industrial and manufacturing engineering.

 

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Education

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<u><strong>North Central College, Naperville, Illinois</strong></u></p>

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&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;- MS MIS&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;- BA Business Management (<em>minor</em> Computer Science)</p>

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College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois</p>

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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; - AAS Manufacturing Technology</p>

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