How I can help you

I can help start and grow your business through my extensive local networking connections and four decades of experience in risk management and insurance. As the SCORE DC Outreach Chair, I have spent 8 years attending numerous small business events, giving workshops and spreading the word about SCORE's fantastic, free mentoring opportunities.  In conjunction with the SBA and AARP, I have participated in numerous Encore Entrepreneur webinars. Being a Vietnam Vet and remembering the obstacles I had after leaving the military, I have focused on active duty military personnel, veterans and military spouses. Through the Boots to Business workshops and mentoring to all levels of the military, I have increased my knowledge of what is needed to translate military skills into business successes.  I have also presented frequent workshops and panel discussions at the US State Department's Foreign Service Institute. As a result of these outreach activities, I have developed an extensive network of businesses, non-profits, contacts and friends. 

In addition to volunteering with SCORE, I have been a video conference docent for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and a member of the Veterans Collaborative, Montgomery County, MD. 



Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Operations
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Banking, Finance & Insurance
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
  • Professional & Business Services


BA with Honors, University of Maryland 

Walt Abbott

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone