The volunteers of Lehigh Valley SCORE have rich and varied business backgrounds. Counselors share their business expertise and knowledge in all aspects of small business. In addition, all counselors have specific areas of expertise, which are listed below:

 


 Karen Campbell   Extensive background in new business development from ideation to commercialization for start-up and established companies serving B2B markets as well as small business consumer service markets. She has 30 years expertise in strategic marketing, sales, and product management roles for a Fortune 200 industrial company where she started as an engineer. She also ran a strategic marketing, business and technology intelligence consultancy team. Karen joined SCORE in 2014 and also supports its marketing activities.

 


Bill Evans has been involved in many aspects of supporting SCORE since he joined in 2000 including being chairperson and mentor for two chapters.  As our local “Go To” person, he provides knowledge and advice in fields ranging from marketing, business plans, patents, customer support, product quality , starting and sustaining a nonprofit.  Bill’s professional experience included software and hardware product development, technology transfer from R&D to manufacturing, marketing technology-based products, customer support and IT systems management.  He has assisted countless businesses and reviewed many business plans and models. Bill’s advice, “Talking to a SCORE mentor can help you avoid a few serious mistakes.”


 J. Michael Knuff   is one of our busiest mentors and enjoys the challenge of  developing businesses. He joined SCORE because he saw the incredible support it offered the entrepreneurial and small business community, and he wanted to use his experience as a VP Sales Manager for Motive Eyewear NYC, General Manager of Delta Health Systems Malvern, and Channel Leader of Scott Paper Co Philadelphia to give back to clients. By using the tools provided by SCORE and his skills in transitioning businesses and improving their viability, he assists clients in realizing their dreams. “Most clients I meet are passionate about their ideas or what they do: which energizes me, as I tend to be the same.” Mike has been a SCORE member since 2012.