WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SCORE, – www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, welcomes to its Board of Directors, Rob Waite, a senior executive with diverse career experience ranging from small entrepreneurial ventures to Global 500 executive roles. Like SCORE's network of 12,000+ volunteer business mentors, Mr. Waite is passionate about helping fellow entrepreneurs grow their ventures and has served as a trusted, knowledgeable advisor to many.
Rob Waite, of Louisville, Kentucky, is Vice Chairman of Drexel Metals Inc. His career experiences have included senior roles with Fortune 500 companies, CEO of a large privately held company, and CEO of a successful private equity backed high-growth enterprise acknowledged by Inc. Magazine as one of America's fastest growing privately held companies. Mr. Waite is active on several advisory boards including Solidia Technologies, Alpine Home Air Products and Allen + Associates (a retained executive search firm). He also authored the globally recognized book "The Lost Art of General Management" and is working on a second book that aims to spark the entrepreneurial spirit in anyone with a solid idea for a business that needs just a little bit more courage to take the leap.
"Rob's extensive and varied experiences in business allow him to fully understand the perspectives of both our clients and our mentors," said SCORE CEO Ken Yancey. "He will be a real asset to our Board of Directors when planning for SCORE's future success."
"SCORE's contribution to the advancement of entrepreneurialism, and the jobs it creates, is very impressive," said Rob Waite. "To be elected to this board is an incredible honor and I look forward to helping SCORE continue to achieve its mission of advancing American entrepreneurialism and job growth."
To learn more about SCORE's Board of Directors, visit www.score.org/board-of-directors
Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 9 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. More than 12,000 business experts volunteer as mentors in over 340 chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow 1 million small businesses.
For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE at www.score.org. Connect with SCORE at www.facebook.com/SCOREFans and www.twitter.com/SCOREMentors.
Shalini Karnani Bonjour
SOURCE SCORE Association