Washington, DC (PRESS RELEASE - June17, 2009) SCORE "Counselors to America 's Small Business" announces that Linda Gray of Dallas , Texas , has joined the SCORE Ask an Expert Blog at www.score.org. Linda will offer her expertise and advice on a variety of business topics, including management, finances and disaster recovery. The SCORE Ask an Expert Blog features five SCORE experts who offer their tips, insights and answers to questions from entrepreneurs across America . Comments and questions from blog visitors are welcome. The blog Web site address is http://askanexpert.score.org. Gray is a nonprofit business consultant with more than 20 years of experience in start-ups, management, grant research and development. She is founder and president of Corporate Connections, a nonprofit consulting business, which has successfully secured more than $2.5 million in grant awards. Gray joined SCORE in 2003 as an outreach coordinator. She successfully recruited more than 100 minority and women-owned businesses to receive mentoring and technical assistance from SCORE. Currently, Gray volunteers as a SCORE mentor and assistant district director for the Dallas SCORE office. In 2007, she received the SBA's Office of Disaster Field Operation Perseverance Award for dedication, drive and determination to help businesses and communities overcome the damage and devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. Other SCORE Ask an Expert Bloggers include: Steve Bloom, finance and real estate expert with Atlanta SCORE Bill Haman, sales and management expert with Greater Cincinnati SCORE Greg Magnus, online marketing, social networking and Web site development expert with Richmond SCORE Alvin Roselin, public relations and marketing expert with New York City SCORE Since 1964, SCORE "Counselors to America 's Small Business" has helped more than 8.4 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 11,200 volunteer business counselors in 370 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of 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 on the Web at www.score.org or www.score.org/women.