WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SCORE – www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, announced the appointment of David R. Bobbitt as President of The SCORE Foundation and Vice President of Development of SCORE. Mr. Bobbitt, previously the Executive Director of The SCORE Foundation, will be responsible for all revenue and national partnership relationships of SCORE, including leading a team of fundraising and B2B sales professionals in this new role.
"David has been a valuable addition to The SCORE Foundation thus far," said Ken Yancey, CEO of SCORE and The SCORE Foundation. "He was vital in creating the great success of this year's SCORE Awards and continues to spearhead new ways to integrate the offerings of SCORE's valued sponsors into our operations. We are pleased to recognize his contributions with this appointment."
Mr. Bobbitt brings more than sixteen years of experience in association executive roles including three years as Vice President, Development and Field Operations at American Kidney Fund and leadership roles at New York Genome Center and University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute. As Director of Strategy & Innovation and Director of Development at University of South Florida Polytechnic he authored the strategic plan resulting in the launch of Florida Polytechnic University. Mr. Bobbitt has also started and owned several small businesses, experience which helps him connect with SCORE clients and volunteers.
David R. Bobbitt received his Bachelor's Degree in the Echols Interdisciplinary Honors Program from the University of Virginia where he was a Jefferson Scholar and Lawn Resident, a Masters of Science in Technology Commercialization with distinction from Northeastern University and is currently working towards a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia in the Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) program.
About The SCORE Foundation
The mission of The SCORE Foundation is to support and leverage the work of SCORE by soliciting, investing and managing resources for the benefit of SCORE. Learn more about The SCORE Foundation at www.scorefoundation.org.
Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 10 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring, workshops and education to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. More than 11,000 business experts volunteer as mentors in over 320 chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education.
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SOURCE SCORE Foundation