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Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, SCORE has a team of roughly 30 individuals that support the nationwide organization. Learn about our current job and volunteer openings. You can also contact your local chapter to learn more about opportunities in your community.
Meet Our Leadership Team
Bridget Weston, CEO
Bridget Weston is the CEO of the SCORE Association, where she provides executive leadership and works directly and collaboratively with the Board of Directors to establish the vision and direction of SCORE. In her 10 years with the organization, she has developed an in-depth understanding of the needs and challenges of our volunteers and has established significant relationships on the Hill. Through her unwavering commitment and passion for SCORE’s success, Ms. Weston motivates, directs and provides guidance to SCORE’s staff, its 300+ chapters and over 10,000 volunteers.
During her 10 years at SCORE, Ms. Weston has been involved in every aspect of the organization. Not only has she led the Marketing & Communications team, but she has been the change management leader for both Centralized Accounting and Engage, has overseen the Help Desk after the former VP of Technology departed and has been integrally involved in nearly every major Foundation partner project. Additionally, she has served as a member of the Futures task force that created SCORE’s Vision for 2025 and has been a leader on the FY2020 tactical plan for SCORE.
She has publicly represented SCORE on numerous occasions including testifying in front of the House Small Business Committee and appearing on MSNBC’s “Your Business.” Ms. Weston earned her Master of Business Administration from Temple University and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Amanda Capozio, Vice President of Technology
Amanda Capozio is the Vice President of Technology for SCORE and is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s information technology and systems. She provides vision and leadership for technology initiatives that advance the mission of SCORE.
Betsy Dougert, Vice President of External Relations
Betsy Dougert currently serves as Vice President of External Relations for SCORE, where she is responsible for national public relations, government relations and sponsors. Her ten years of experience in marketing and communications have focused on building brand awareness and engaging stakeholders through storytelling at educational institutions and non-profits. She earned her master’s degree in strategic communications with a certificate in public relations from Villanova University, and a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary.
Doug Nohe, Vice President of Field Operations
Douglas Nohe is the Vice President of Field Operations and is responsible for managing the national operations of SCORE’s 300 chapters and 10,000 volunteers as well as overseeing the headquarters field staff. He leads the organization's efforts to serve SCORE clients at the chapter level and assist with the implementation of the strategic plan at all levels in the field.
Prior to joining SCORE, Doug served as CEO, President and Board of Directors member of two subsidiaries of Magic Software Enterprises, LTD, led three venture capital start-up companies in physician practice management and healthcare technology management, as well as served in various sales management, marketing, and training and development with Fortune 500 companies.
Rick Peluso, Vice President of Finance
Rick Peluso is currently the Vice President of Finance for SCORE, overseeing the accounting team. He has more than twenty years of non-profit experience, focusing mainly on associations. Rick has a history of modernizing financial and administrative operations to maximize effectiveness and efficiencies. Rick holds a bachelor's degree for the University of Maryland, College Park and a Masters of Business Administration for Hood College.
Candice Stennett, Vice President of Marketing
Candice Stennett is the Vice President of Marketing at SCORE. In this role, she optimizes the performance of SCORE’s marketing funnel, leading teams of marketers in a range of disciplines, such as digital marketing, advertising, branding, and field enablement.
Liz Sara, President of the SCORE Foundation
As the President of the SCORE Foundation, the philanthropic arm of SCORE, Liz Sara creates and oversees the strategy and direction for institutional sponsorships and individual giving. Liz served as the first female Chair of the Dingman Center of Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland from 2016-2018. In July 2018, she was appointed by the President as the Chair of the National Women's Business Council, a federal agency that advocates for female founders. She has been an Adjunct Marketing Professor at the Smith School of Business and past Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Liz is a frequent conference and podcast speaker and author on topics related to small business, marketing and angel investing. She holds several Advisory Board positions at organizations supporting entrepreneurship and women business owners.
Jessica Pisano, Vice President of the SCORE Foundation
As the Vice President of the SCORE Foundation, Jessica Pisano oversees all fundraising efforts in support of the SCORE Association. This includes corporate contributions, individual giving and cultivation of relationships with national partners. Jessica has worked in non-profits for more than 20 years with organizations such as American Cancer Society and National Kidney Foundation. She brings with her a great deal of fundraising experience and is former owner of a small business focused on health in education. Jessica knows how important a helping hand can be when running a small business and is excited for an opportunity to help SCORE expand programs aimed to educate and empower small business owners.