SCORE Announces New Board Members and Board Executive Team

Dec 08, 2015, 09:10 ET from SCORE Association

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SCORE, – – the nation's largest network of volunteer expert business mentors, is pleased to announce its two new board members, Joan Jakel and Larry Tucker, and new board executive team for fiscal year 2016.

Joan Jakel, of Tempe, Arizona, founded her law firm fourteen years ago, dedicated to her passion of advising and assisting entrepreneurs. She has served on numerous Boards, including the TruWest Credit Union, Tempe Leadership, Tempe Chamber of Commerce and the Phoenix Theater. Joan served as the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for the Tempe Chamber and also chaired numerous committees for the Tempe Chamber over the course of a decade. In 2004, Joan was the recipient of the Business Woman of the Year award from the Tempe Chamber.  Joan is a proud graduate of the Tempe Leadership program and her commitment to the organization resulted in serving on its board of directors and chairing its 25th Anniversary Gala Committee. She was also recognized by the Business Journal as an East Valley Business Leader in the Spotlight. Before creating her law firm, Joan served as General Counsel and Vice President of a national publishing company and worked at a boutique business law firm.

"I am honored to serve on the SCORE board of directors," said Joan Jakel. "For nearly two decades, I have advised my entrepreneurial clients to work with SCORE mentors to learn from their valuable expertise and guidance. SCORE has been vital to the success of my start up clients as they create the foundation for their business and SCORE has helped existing clients take their business goals to the next level. It is a privilege to give back and help SCORE further its mission."

Larry Tucker of Orange County, California, has been a SCORE volunteer for nine years. He has served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Orange County Chapter and Chairman of their CEO Forum Program. In 2015, Larry received Orange County SCORE's Special Recognition for Highest Achievement in Job Assignment for Volunteer Roles, and in 2014, he earned the Gold Member Award for Exceptional Contribution & Meritorious Service. Larry is a Board member of the Executive Coaches of Orange County, previously serving as its CEO from 2010 to 2012. He is an Advisory Board Member of Robert Errico Financial Advisors and Mentor at the University of California-Irvine School of Business. Prior to his years of volunteering, Larry was part owner of Hewitt Associates, an international consulting firm.

"I am proud to be on the leadership team at SCORE, an organization that nurtures the hopes and dreams of thousands of American entrepreneurs each year, and I look forward to helping this great organization continue to expand the scope and breadth of its services for small businesses," said Larry Tucker.    

SCORE is also proud to announce its new Board Executive Committee. They are:

  • John Campbell - Chair
  • Laura Radewald - Vice Chair
  • Nancy Strojny - Secretary
  • Fred Glave -Treasurer
  • Jovita Carranza
  • Hal Shelton

"We are thrilled to have the exemplary leaders on our Board," said SCORE CEO Ken Yancey. "They are dedicated, experienced advocates of small business. I look forward to working with them and continuing our mission of helping entrepreneurs succeed."

For a complete list of SCORE's Board of Directors, please visit

Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 10 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring, workshops and education to more than 500,000 clients. Our 11,000+ volunteer business experts provide mentoring and resources in over 300 chapters. In 2014, SCORE volunteers provided 1.2+ million hours to help create over 45,000 jobs and 55,000 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 Connect with SCORE at and

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