SCORE With Its Highest Volunteer Award

Washington, DC (PRESS RELEASE – September 12, 2009) – SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” presents the Walter H. Channing Award of Excellence to SCORE Board Director Jerry Jensen of Los Altos, Calif. Jensen receives the Channing Award for his volunteer service and leadership, strategic direction and philanthropic support of SCORE.

The Walter H. Channing Award recognizes individual volunteers for their outstanding service to SCORE. Jensen received the award at the SCORE National Leadership Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, on August 20.

Jensen joined San Jose SCORE in 1995 and continues to mentor clients. He has served as a SCORE district director and chapter chair. Currently he serves on the SCORE Board of Directors. Jensen led the development and implementation of SCORE’s client data collection system, which tracks SCORE’s face-to-face and online mentoring and workshops.

Jensen began his career while serving in the U.S. Air Force as a computer programmer and systems analyst. He has worked in computer and marketing fields for companies such as RCA Computer Systems, RCA instructional Systems and Bechtel. He also has been a consultant and small business owner.

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, “Jerry Jensen’s visionary leadership and volunteer service activities demonstrate a deep commitment to helping turn the dreams of entrepreneurs into reality.” Yancey adds, “Jerry’s technology management expertise and his personal support of SCORE have helped tens of thousands of small business owners start up and grow their businesses.”

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 or

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