SCORE Bucks County, a local chapter of a national nonprofit organization focused on mentoring business owners and entrepreneurs, is pleased to announce new leadership.
For the first time in the chapter’s history, the Bucks chapter is being chaired by women. Chairwoman Linda Zangrilli has chosen fellow SCORE mentor Vicki Brown to serve as vice chair.
Brown, who is the owner of Harmony Clean Inc., of Doylestown, has been an active member of SCORE Bucks County for the past five years and has been a key contributor to the chapter’s signature Women Building Businesses workshop, held each year in June. Brown is also a graduate of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses Program.
In addition to Brown, another new female member, Nina DeRosa, has been added to the board as recording secretary. The rest of the nine-person Executive Committee is a mix of familiar as well as new faces. Two of SCORE’s newest members, Wayne King and Edward Tirello, have accepted positions on the board as membership chair and seminar chair, respectively. As Executive Committee members all are tasked with overseeing the operations and performance of the 56-member chapter.
Positions are as follows:
- Treasurer: Dick Kroger
- Recording secretary: Nina De Rosa
- Operations Committee Chair: Al Casadei
- Membership Committee Chair: Wayne King
- Seminar Committee Chair: Ed Tirello
- Technology and Marketing Committee Chair: Charlie Morris
- Fundraising Committee Chair: Erwin Michelfelder
- Community Outreach Committee Chair: Tony Moore
As a first order of business, Zangrilli has asked executive committee members to formulate goals, a plan of action and develop metrics to measure how objectives are being met.
Three of the committees – Community Outreach, Operations and Fundraising – are either new or revitalized. Community Outreach has been an objective of the chapter in the past but has now been formalized into a new committee, headed by Tony Moore. The purpose of this committee is to develop sustainable, targeted, long-term relationships with Bucks County organizations to support small business in the county, attract new clients and fulfill SCORE’s mission.
The Operations Committee has resurged under Al Casadei’s leadership. This committee will oversee client assignments and mentor engagement. It will utilize the systems provided by SCORE National to ensure that all clients who seek help are contacted immediately and set up with a SCORE mentor to help them achieve their goals.
Fundraising, which consisted of a small group of members in past years, has also been formalized with Erwin Michelfelder, a long-term member of the executive team as committee chair. “Fundraising, this year in particular, has become a very important initiative for the chapter,” said Zangrilli.
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. With 50 members across the county, SCORE Bucks County provides over 1,500 free mentoring services annually to local small business owners through one-on-one counseling and small business seminars. To stay up to date on news and happenings, join SCORE Bucks County’s email list. Text SCOREBUCKS to 22828.