August 25 , 2022
SCORE Leadership Recognition
Congratulations to all of this year's award winners!
Conductor Field Leadership Award
Tom Hughes, SCORE Seattle
After just a year of joining SCORE, Tom took on the role of Chapter Chair in Seattle. The chapter was in need of a makeover. Within a few months, the chapter was operating effectively and began to grow. He served as Chapter Chair for four years all the while focused on improving how they served clients but also focused on engaging his fellow volunteers and the community. The year after he turned over the reigns to his predecessor, the chapter won Chapter of the Year. Leadership has continued to be an area of focus for tom; he took on the task of creating SCORE's formal new leader training program along with Karen Williams, a conductor award winner in 2020. Tom also took on the task of having the Seattle Chapter be the lead organization for hosting the annual small business gala. This year alone, the event raised over $130,000. Tom embodies SCORE and its mission.
Outstanding Team Leadership Award by Region
Central Region
Traverse City
David Summers
Chapter 578
Northeast Region
Southeastern Connecticut
Frank LaMonaca
Chapter 579
Southwest Region
Tulsa
Bill Griggs
Chapter 194
Mid-Atlantic Region
Central Jersey
Pat Franchino
Chapter 14
Northwest Region
Bellingham
Jennifer Bussinger
Chapter 591
Midwest Region
Grand Forks
Sheila Bruhn and Queen McCartney
Chapter 352
Southeast Region
Broward
George Gremse
Chapter 17
West Region
Long Beach/South Bay
William Morland and William Miley
Chapter 725
National Outstanding Team Leadership Award
SCORE Southeastern CT
Chapter 579

Led by Chapter Chair Frank LaMonaca with a 100% favorable rating.
Outstanding Volunteer Engagement Award by Region
Central Region
Tip of the Mitt
Sharon Schappacher
Chapter 622
Northeast Region
Staten Island
John Amodio
Chapter 476
Southwest Region
El Paso
Chester Frame
Chapter 223
Mid-Atlantic Region
Metro New Jersey
Courtney Jackson
Chapter 15
Northwest Region
Portland
Matt Rutter and Veronica Molony
Chapter 11
Midwest Region
Grand Forks
Sheila Bruhn and Queen McCartney
Chapter 352
Southeast Region
Middle Georgia
Matt McKenna
Chapter 713
West Region
San Luis Obispo
Robert Hyde
Chapter 367
National Outstanding Volunteer Engagement Award
SCORE Staten Island
Chapter 476

Chair John Amodio, with a Volunteer Engagement Score of 4.96.
Outstanding Client Engagement Award by Region
Central Region
Northwest Indiana
Donald Pelka
Chapter 310
Northeast Region
Seacoast New Hampshire
Steven Goldberg
Chapter 185
Southwest Region
Santa Fe/Northern New Mexico
Cheryl Ancell and Lou Sprecher
Chapter 373
Mid-Atlantic Region
Lehigh Valley
Girish Sud
Chapter 74
Northwest Region
Portland
Matt Rutter and Veronica Molony
Chapter 11
Midwest Region
Grand Forks
Sheila Bruhn and Queen McCartney
Chapter 352
Southeast Region
Low Country South Carolina
Roderick Casavant
Chapter 650
West Region
Long Beach/South Bay
William Morland and William Miley
Chapter 725
National Outstanding Client Engagement Award
SCORE Grand Forks
Chapter 352

Co-chaired by Sheila Bruhn and Queen McCartney, with a Client Engagement score of 4.64.
Outstanding District Leadership
Central Region
Indiana
Don Pelka
District 562
Northeast Region
Massachusetts/Rhode Island
Paul Waldeck
District 101
Southwest Region
Arkansas
Celia Bell
District 669
Mid-Atlantic Region
New Jersey
Gene Wolf
District 299
Northwest Region
Idaho
Bill Woods
District 1087
Midwest Region
North Dakota
Del Carver
District 875
Southeast Region
South Carolina
Jim Helfgott
District 464
West Region
Los Angeles
Greg Loosvelt
District 914
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