Elinor Arendt 573-864-3881 Elinor2u@aol.com
Owner – Small Business
Career in Real Estate Sales and ownership. Most of career spent as owner of small businesses; first property management and then sales.
Skills/Experience: Management, Leadership, Start-ups, Human Relations and Sales
SCORE Interest: Helping people, especially women, start businesses and set goals, i.e. business plans.
Carl Block 573-642-8579 email@example.com
Owner – Small Business
Commercial Real Estate and Commercial Printing and Mailing Operation
Professor of Business at the University of Missouri, took his own advice and set out to establish a major agricultural information service company which he later sold and purchased a commercial printing and mailing operation. A good advisor for clients with plans for a large-scope endeavor.
Skills/Experience: Start-ups, Finance, Management and Marketing
SCORE Interest: Sorting the wheat from the chaff to help entrepreneurs succeed.
William Boston 573-449-2875 firstname.lastname@example.org
Airport Manager – Columbia, MO
Executive Director – Missouri State Board of Accountancy
Retired Air Force Colonel, moved to Columbia, took on management of the Regional Airport. Former executive director of the Missouri State Board of Accountancy. Member of Board of Directors of local Salvation Army.
Skills/Experience: Management, Leadership, Finance/Accounting
SCORE Interest: Realistic goal setting, leader training
Joan Casey 573-442-8427 Joan@caseycpa.net
Owner – Accounting Firm
Just sold the CPA firm she established, willing to volunteer to help start-up businesses get started on the right foot. Skilled in accounting, taxes, payroll. A very valuable new member of SCORE.
Skills/Experience: Accounting, Taxes and Start-ups
SCORE Interest: Putting first things first, learning from the experience of others.
John Dean 573-875-2018 email@example.com
President – Three Separate Industrial Companies
Lived and worked internationally. Skilled in identifying the big picture and lining tasks up in appropriate order. Builds in the future through strategic planning, management development, marketing.
Skills/Experience: Management, Leadership, Marketing and Strategic Planning
SCORE Interest: Analysis of businesses and helping people stay on track.
Gary Duncan 573-875-1725 firstname.lastname@example.org
Owner – Small Business Retail Gift Shop
President – Seed Company
M.S. Oklahoma State University, started as a corn seed research station manager, evolved into President/CEO of three corn genetics companies. Instead of retiring after those accomplishments, he and his wife moved to Columbia and launched a retail decorating store. Therefore, he knows about changing gears into a totally different field. Gary has served agriculture in many volunteer capacities, National FFA Foundation, National Agri-Marketing Association, and has held positions on the Presbyterian Church Foundation.
Skills/Experience: Start-ups, Management, Leadership, Biotechnology and Bioresearch
SCORE Interest: Helping a fellow man, especially in business.
Robert Elliott 573-268-0362 email@example.com
Skills/Experience: Start-ups, Finance, Marketing, Sales and Production Management
Charles Fagre 573-529-6279 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thirty years of progressive management in corporate and field operating environments. Scope of involvement includes mining operations, commercial construction, business info systems, financial management, procurement/logistics and personnel management. Clients/employers include Alaska Milling/Metallurgical, Anchorage; Dole Petro International, Menlo Park, Calif.; Fagre Construction, Estherville, Iowa.
Skills/Experience: Management, Client Relations, Finance, Operations Management
SCORE Interest: Solving problems of a social or business nature.
Robert Forsee 573-449-7859 email@example.com
Business Owner – Designer
Currently a freelance designer; has worked as professor or instructor in colleges/institutes in the field of advertising, photo and graphic design, as well as founding his own full service business, Dodge Art Works. Clients.employers include Steven Manufacturing (packaging, product development), Virginia Commonwealth University, Stephens College, MFA, Inc., Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
SCORE Interest: Helping businesses with advertising and graphic design.
John French 317-496-5305 Jafrench@onet.net
Employers include: Dow Chemical (sales, technical services, R&D), SynergyOne, LLC, Indianapolis, National FFA Foundation. With Dow, helped design programs managing transportation, response, liaison with appropriate agencies in the shipping of chemicals. Collaborated with several agencies in designing programs for leadership development in several fields. With FFA, managed all aspects of corporate fundraising within the eastern United States.
Skills/Experience: Teambuilding, Leadership, Supervision, Marketing, Sales, Planning and Negotiation, Budgeting and Organization
SCORE Interest: Helping start-up and struggling businesses to succeed
Red Leighton 573-449-5677
Career in sales – mostly paper products. Does many volunteer activities.
Skills/Experience: Sales and Marketing
SCORE Interest: Helping people start business, especially in marketing.
Charles Lockwood 573-442-7109 firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Owner – Restoration Company and Manufacturing Company
Owns business building custom-made canoe paddles, sells via Internet. Formerly military, restaurateur and adjunct faculty member at William Woods University.
Skills/Experience: Start-ups, Management, Marketing, Sales and Retail Operations
SCORE Interest: Helping start-ups find the passions in their own plans, and guiding already established businesses toward a logical correction, if necessary.
JoAnn Manhart 573-445-2074 email@example.com
Worked in California as statistician on a large egg ranch, eventually leading to position as director of the Missouri Egg Council and the Missouri Poultry Federation. Major interests are Government Relations, Promotions and Public Relations. Served as president of the Midwest Poultry Federation. Speaker on radio, TV and at universities on the subject of poultry, eggs and agriculture.
Skills/Experience: Start-ups, Management, Marketing, Promotions and Public Relations
SCORE Interest: Getting the message across without spending a lot of money.
William Nix 573-268-9851 UCLABill@yahoo.com
Authored several professional books published by Dow-Jones Irwin (McGraw-Hill). Taught for UCLA’s International Trade and Commerce Certificate Program with such titles as “Doing Business in Europe,” “Internship in International Trade and Commerce,” and later UCLA’s Extension’s Certificate in Real Estate.
Skills/Experience: Commercial Real Estate, Investment Banking, Finance and Marketing
SCORE Interest: Helping start-up businesses
John Rhein 573-234-7736 EAGLEPROF16@yahoo.com
Spent much of his career in paper, printing, marketing, community organizing. Successful in helping businesses see where their marketing efforts should be directed.
Skills/Experience: Start-ups, Management, Marketing and Sales
SCORE Interest: Helping businesses with business plans and sales and marketing.
Joe Zimmerman 573-220-5949 firstname.lastname@example.org
Much of his career spent in J.C. Penny stores, becoming local and regional manager. In that field, there is no topic of the business world that is not experienced; hiring, firing, managing, tax, pricing, budgeting, advertising/sales, leasing, etc.
Skills/Experience: Retail Management, Budgeting, Human Relations, Marketing, Advertising and Sales
Interest: Helping businesses, especially retail, in their start-up stage.