SCORE Association Announces Election of Officers and Board Directors


Washington, D.C.─The SCORE Association “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has elected its officers. Carl Trautmann of St Louis, Mo. will serve as chairman of the board for a two-year term. In addition, Mel Spiegelman of Morrisville, N.C., was elected vice-chair; Diane Sisson of Daphne, Ala. was re-elected treasurer; and James W. Pyles of Elkhart, Ind., was re-elected secretary. Additional board directors were also elected. These incoming board directors include: Roslyn D. Goldmacher of Westbury, N.Y.; Randal Mehler of Louisville, Ky.; Marjorie E. Christiansen of Maplewood, Minn.; Joseph Wollenberger of Charleston, W.V.; and Robert Bailey of Carmel, Ind. Their terms begin on October 1, 2002.


SCORE is a nonprofit association that provides free and confidential business counseling and low-cost, small business workshops and seminars. SCORE has more than 10,500 professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to advise, counsel and mentor entrepreneurs. These volunteers serve on the national board to provide governance, fundraising and strategic-planning direction.


Carl Trautmann brings nearly 30 years of strategic, business management experience with the McDonnell Douglas Corporation to SCORE. Prior to McDonnell Douglass, he spent three years in the United States Navy. Additionally, he started two small businesses and has consulted over 300 businesses globally. Trautmann has also researched and authored a Web site that provides a dictionary of small business terms. He has been involved with many civic and community groups, including the American Association of Individual Investors, Stages St. Louis, the International Executive Service Corps and the St. Louis Symphony.


Mel Spiegelman is an experienced corporate sales manager. He retired from Dow Chemical in 1986. Prior to his retirement, Spiegelman was named general sales manager for the southern states region. Before joining Dow Chemical, he was a U.S. Naval Officer and worked with his father in a retail hardware business.


Diane Sisson is a longtime advocate for small business. She has worked closely with the U.S. government to enhance the economic development of small businesses and emphasize the important roles they play in supporting America’s armed services─for which she was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal. Sisson is the founder and president of Sisson and Associates. In 2000, she was honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as the U.S. Women in Business Advocate of the Year.


Jim Pyles retired from a 34-year career with Bayer Corporation, where his last position was as product manager on One-A-Day Vitamins and manager of consumer sales promotions. Pyles also served for three years on the professional board of directors for the Promotion Marketing Association of America. He is a leader in many civic organizations, including past president of the Elkhart Urban League, and has a lifetime membership in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).


Roslyn Goldmacher is the co-founder and president and CEO of the Long Island Development Corporation. She also founded and serves as the president and CEO of the Long Island Small Business Assistance Corporation. She began her career as an attorney focusing on credit union litigation and formation, and commercial and small business issues. She is the recipient of the SBA Pinnacle Award, Women in Business Advocate Award and the Financial Services Advocate Award. She has also been honored by the New York State Legislature as the Woman of the Year, and by Newsday as the Volunteer of the Year.


Randal Mehler retired as chairman and CEO of Mo-Vac in 1987. Prior to this position, he was employed by Seagram Distributors, where he held a variety of technical and management positions. Mehler also served as the partner and president of a manufacturer’s representative firm and Diamond International. He also serves on the Board of Overseers of Spalding University and volunteers for the Archdiocese of Louisville.


Marjorie E. Christiansen is a strong advocate of the power of small business. She spent her career in the wholesale and retail arena. Christiansen owned and managed a wholesale gift firm for over 25 years. She is also the founder and owner of a retail, gift shop. She was awarded the SBA Women in Business Advocate of the Year 2000 award for the State of Minnesota and Region V. Christiansen volunteers for several other organizations and serves on the Minnesota SBA Advisory Council.


Robert Bailey retired from Lilly Industries, as the senior vice-president of marketing and technology after 41 years. During his career with Lilly, he held many positions including vice-president and general manager of the Indianapolis plant, general sales manager, vice-president of marketing and corporate development, and vice-president of technology. He also served on the company’s board of directors for 23 years.


Joseph Wollenberger owned a marketing company that specialized in radio and television commercials. Prior to this, he was an attorney with the firm Kirkland and Ellis, assistant general counsel for labor and equal employment for Monsanto Corporation, and vice-president of industrial relations at Alberto-Culver. He began his career as an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C. Wollenberger is involved in numerous community and charitable activities. In addition to serving on the boards of several organizations, he fundraises for the St. Louis Symphony and the Charleston Community Music Association.


About the SCORE Association

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 4.5 million Americans with small business counseling. Visit SCORE on the Web (