James W. Pyles Elected Vice Chair of SCORE Association Board of Directors

Washington, D.C.—James W. Pyles of Elkhart, Ind., was recently elected vice chair of the Board of Directors of SCORE, “Counselors to America’s Small Business.” His one-year term began October 1, 2003.

SCORE is a nonprofit association that provides free and confidential business counseling and low-cost small business workshops and seminars. SCORE members volunteer their time and expertise to advise, counsel and mentor entrepreneurs.

Pyles spent 34 years with the Bayer Corporation, working in various sales and marketing positions, his last as manager of consumer promotion. He previously served for three years on the Board of Directors for the Promotion Marketing Association of America. Pyles just concluded a three-year term as secretary on the SCORE Board.

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey said, “Jim’s service on the SCORE Board of Directors has been a tremendous asset. His depth of experience in furthering small business training and mentoring in the United States is a perfect fit for the mission of SCORE. We are pleased that he will continue to serve as an officer on the board.”

In addition to his notable business career, Pyles has been a consistent presence in service to his community. His current involvements include leadership service for the following organizations: The Samaritan Center, Goshen College Community Advisory Group, Rotary District 6540 Membership Chair, Elkhart SCORE Chapter, and Walk For Hospice (Elkhart County) Fundraising Committee. Pyles is a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

The SCORE Association was formed in 1964 as 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).