Marilyn Tam Joins SCORE Board of Directors

Tam Provides Leadership and Strategic Planning Skills to Support SCORE’s Mission

Washington, D.C.—Marilyn Tam of Santa Barbara, Calif., joins the SCORE Board of Directors. SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" provides small business mentoring, as well as workshops and seminars, to more than 350,000 aspiring and existing small business owners each year.

Tam rose through the ranks of the international business world to become an influential corporate leader, speaker, corporate consultant, author and humanitarian. Her extensive business career includes prominent executive roles at several world-renowned corporations, such as CEO of Aveda, president of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group, and vice president of Nike.

In 1994, Tam was awarded The Reebok Human Rights Award for her humanitarian work. She is the founder and executive director of the Us Foundation, whose mission is to support global action plans and dialogue to address social, economic and environmental issues.

In 2003, Tam’s international selling book, “How to Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want,” was published. She wrote it to share her insights and experience on how to succeed in business and life as another way of giving back to the community.

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, “Marilyn supports local communities through her strong dedication to the success of worthy causes.” Yancey adds, “Her distinguished career and strategic planning skills will help SCORE fulfill its mission of maximizing the success of new and growing small businesses.”

Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has assisted more than 7.2 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 10,500 volunteer business counselors in 389 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses.

For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Or, visit SCORE on the Web at