SCORE Names Keith Scott Director of Recruitment and Human Resources

Washington, D.C. — SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs, names Keith A. Scott of Harlingen, Texas as director of recruitment and human resources. Scott is responsible for developing and executing an integrated recruitment strategy for identifying new volunteers. He also serves as the lead staff person for all human resources (HR) and code of ethics issues.

Scott is a seasoned human resources leader and consultant with over 15 years experience among several Fortune 500 companies including Ford Motor Company, Texas Instruments, BP Amoco and NCR. His diverse human resources background also includes HR consulting for small businesses and non-profits.

Previously, Scott served as HR Director for IDEA Public Schools, one of the nations leading and fastest growing charter schools. At IDEA, he played a lead role in talent management and growing the organization 25% per year with recruitment of top talent while retaining 90% of talent.  Prior to joining SCORE, Keith also served as a SCORE volunteer in the local Harlingen chapter.

 “Keith’s extensive HR experience, especially with small businesses and non-profits, makes him an incredible addition to the SCORE team,” says SCORE COO Devin Jopp. Jopp adds, “His passion and expertise in recruiting will allow us to acquire the talented volunteers we need in order to truly fulfill our mission of helping to grow America’s small businesses.”

Scott earned a MS degree in Human Resources and a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has successfully completed entrepreneurial trainings at University of Texas Austin and Southern Methodist University. Scott is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Society of Human Resources Management.

Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 8.5 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. More than 13,000 business experts volunteer as mentors in 350 chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow 1 million small businesses.

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