Diane Sisson Re-elected as SCORE Association, SCORE Foundation Officer

Washington, D.C.—Diane Sisson, of Daphne, Ala., has been re-elected treasurer of the SCORE Association and secretary of The SCORE Foundation. Sisson brings extensive experience as an advocate for small business to the boards. She began her terms on October 1, 2003.

Sisson is president of Sisson and Associates, a management consulting firm that specializes in government contract and grant development. She has also held the positions of director of the Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Program; principal assistant responsible for contracting for the Army Corps of Engineers; and procurement analyst for the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Ken Yancey, SCORE Association CEO and executive director of The SCORE Foundation, says, "Diane Sisson has done a wonderful job in her dual roles on the boards of the SCORE Association and The Score Foundation. She has exhibited an unquestionable commitment to SCORE and its mission of service to small business.”

Sisson is a Fellow in the National Contract Management Association. She has also drawn attention to the important part small businesses play in supporting America’s armed forces, and was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal for those efforts. Sisson was honored in 2000 by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the U.S. Women in Business Advocate of the Year. The U.S. government has consulted her on how to enhance the economic development of small business.

The SCORE Association was formed in 1964. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. For information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. More than 10,500 volunteer members provide individual counseling and business workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. SCORE has assisted more than 6 million Americans with small business counseling. Visit SCORE on the Web (www.score.org).

The SCORE Foundation was formed in 2001. The SCORE Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public charity dedicated to ensuring a lasting legacy of business counseling and training for successful American small businesses, by supporting the SCORE Association (www.score.org) and its volunteer corps.