Board Executive Committee
Scott Harkins, Chairman of the Board
Scott Harkins serves as the Senior Vice President of Customer Channel Marketing of FedEx Services. He leads the Customer Engagement Marketing, Retail Marketing, Global Marketing Foundations and Digital Marketing teams. Prior to his current role, Scott Harkins was the Vice President of Strategy and Product Management. He was responsible for domestic product management, new product development and strategic marketing. Scott earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and his Master of Science in Management from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Mary Landry, Vice Chair
Mary Landry, Rear Admiral (Ret) of Belmont, MA currently serves as a Director of the United Services Automobile Association (USAA). USAA is a Fortune 125 company serving over 11,000 military members and their families with highly competitive property and casualty insurance, banking, and financial services. Rear Admiral Landry has over 35 years with the government including service on the White House National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Resilience Policy, and active duty in the United States Coast Guard. Rear Admiral Landry served in many assignments across the country including Commander of the Eighth Coast Guard District, where she oversaw Coast Guard operations for a 26 State region with over 9,000 active, reserve, civilian, and auxiliary personnel under her command and an assignment as Director of Governmental and Public Affairs at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, DC.
Bob Manza, Treasurer
Bob Manza lives in Austin, Texas where he retired from PepsiCo in 2018. While at PepsiCo, Bob held several senior leadership roles including SVP CFO of PepsiCo’s Global IT Group and SVP CFO roles in Canada and Mexico. Bob’s broad experience in finance includes: strategic and business planning; business optimization and investment; international business development; acquisition evaluation and integration; and accounting and control activities. Bob currently is pursuing volunteer activities as a SCORE certified mentor and as a volunteer leadership member with Foundation Communities, an Austin charity. Bob holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Detroit Mercy.
John A. McCloskey, Secretary
Since 2012, John A. McCloskey has volunteered with SCORE as a mentor, vice-chair, chairman, assistant director and currently the North Carolina District Director of 11 chapters and 400 mentors. For 18 years, McCloskey was the President and CEO of Schaeffler Aerospace, the world's largest producer of aerospace jet-engine bearings with 66,000 employees worldwide. He was also Executive Vice President of North American Operations of GKN Automotive, the world's largest producer of automotive front-wheel drive systems. He has a BS in Industrial Engineering from St. Louis University and MBA from Western New England College.
Mukesh Asarpota is a recognized business technology leader known for crafting the requisite strategic vision to achieve business goals, bringing a unique blend of executive acumen, global team-building, and business solutions development credited with strong ROI and operational improvement for companies domestic and international. He is currently Director of IT at Salesforce and has a verifiable record of achievement in managing large and dynamic global IT operations. Mukesh holds an MS in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts and is certified in CIO Leadership from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Mariana Bravo is a Partner at the Law Firm of Carr, Maloney PC. She is a trusted advocate and litigator who concentrates her practice on professional liability, construction, real estate, business and employment law, and catastrophic personal injury disputes. She served on the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Executive Committee for five years in several capacities, including as Vice President of Divisions, Sections and Committees, Vice President of External Affairs, and Vice President of Programs. She also co-chairs the Diversity and Pro Bono Committees at her firm and actively participates in a number of charitable events throughout the year.
James Capolongo is the Senior VP & Head of Retail Deposit Products and Pricing for TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank. In this role, James is responsible for more than 8 million customer accounts generating more than 30% of the TD Bank's revenue, while helping TD customers meet their banking needs. Prior to TD Bank, James spent more than 10 years across several top 10 U.S. financial institutions, leading corporate and retail strategy groups. Throughout his career, James has worked on $10 billion of mergers and acquisitions, $10 billion capital raising and several hundred branch openings and closings.
Jim Grimsley of Austin, Texas has been a SCORE volunteer for 6+ years and has served in numerous roles, e.g., mentor, President of the Austin Chapter and as a member of the National Advisory Board. Prior to joining SCORE, Jim held leadership roles at Amoco, CSC Index and was a Partner at Accenture leading their Global Upstream Energy Practice while having significant expertise in Strategy, Sustainability, Supply Chain and Mergers & Acquisitions. Jim has B.S. in Management from the University of New Orleans.
Cherylyn Harley LeBon
Cherylyn is a lawyer, business strategist, and speaker with 20+ years of experience in Washington, D.C. and abroad as a corporate advisor, non-profit leader, and government executive. Cherylyn is a Partner with Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig (DBL) law firm, headquartered in the Washington, D.C metro area and works with small businesses, government contractors, and nonprofits all across the country. She is a former senior executive at the Small Business Administration and former Senior Counsel on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.
Dr. Ulrica Jones
Dr. Ulrica Jones was the Founding Chair of SCORE Middle Georgia and presently serves as a certified mentor. She is one of the founding members of SCORE National Women Committee and serves as a Diversity & Inclusions Ambassador. She is the CEO of Eventual Success LLC, a global consulting company offering training and development services through innovative programs tailored to the client. Dr. Ulrica Jones has over 25 years of experience managing programs and creating positive learning environments accomplished by focusing on issues and opportunities for improvement. She received her doctorate in Education with a specialization in Adult Education from the University of Georgia.
Pat Loftus of Venice, Florida, has been a SCORE volunteer for 5+ years serving as a certified business mentor, SCORE Manasota chapter secretary, and on the SCORE Southwest Florida Chapter Executive Committee. Pat has over 35 years of general global nuclear energy industry technical and business leadership and management experience with Exelon, Northeast Utilities and Westinghouse Electric Corporation combined with 6 years in the small business environment. Her corporate expertise includes federal regulatory affairs and compliance, independent oversight, strategy, marketing and business operations and financial management. She is currently a licensed real estate broker and an angel investor. Pat has a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Julie Poland is a speaker, author and 7 Attributes of Agile Growth Certified Coach. Since 1990, she has provided process and structure for business leaders to transform their organizations and achieve improved results and sustainable growth. Her financial services management background, strategic perspective, and talent for engaging teams provide a unique resource, coupled with world-class tools, to help organizations of all types and sizes to breakthrough their barriers and achieve the greatness that lies within. Ms. Poland is an active mentor for Susquehanna SCORE, and has served as Chapter Chair and District Director of Eastern PA/Delaware. Most recently she has served on the SCORE Field Operations Advisory Council.
Perri Richman is vice president of external communications at Trane Technologies and the director of the Trane Technologies Foundation. She is also the innovator of a breakthrough personal leader branding methodology that helps entrepreneurs realize the value of their behavior and image on the success of their endeavors. Perri earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from New York University and a master’s degree in organizational psychology from the University of Hartford. She is a certified executive coach, change leadership professional, and reputation and crisis manager.
Michael A. Sandman
Michael A. Sandman served as Senior VP of Fuld & Company and has over 25 years of experience as a senior operations manager with a focus on the use of technology in operations. He has an extensive background in technology transfer to licensees and joint venture partners in the Pacific Rim, Switzerland, England, Mexico and Brazil. He was the CEO of a composites manufacturer and consulted extensively in the U.S. and abroad for a variety of manufacturing operations. Mr. Sandman received his BS in Economics from Clark University in Worcester, MA and MBA from Cornell University.
Tracy A. Shaw
Tracy Shaw of Southbury, Conn., currently serves as assistant vice president of business market development for MassMutual. MassMutual is a leading financial services firm offering insurance, retirement and investment services for families, businesses and employees. Shaw has nearly three decades of experience as a business development strategist in industries ranging from financial services to health care, with dedication to enriching the customer’s experience, streamlining process improvements and developing innovations that enhance ROI. Tracy serves as a volunteer for the Immune Deficiency Foundation and Make-A-Wish Connecticut. Tracy earned an MBA from Western Connecticut State University. From her time as a business owner, she holds a patent for 401kSecure, which is designed to replace defined contribution plan deferrals of disabled participants.
Larry Tucker of Orange County, California, has been a SCORE volunteer for nine years. He has served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Orange County Chapter and Chairman of their CEO Forum Program. In 2015, Larry received SCORE’s Special Recognition for Highest Achievement in Job Assignment, and in 2014, he earned the Gold Member Award for Exceptional Contribution & Meritorious Service. Larry is a Board member of the Executive Coaches of Orange County, previously serving as its CEO from 2010 to 2012. He is an Advisory Board Member of Robert Errico Financial Advisors and Mentor at the University of California-Irvine School of Business. Prior to his years of volunteering, Larry was part owner of Hewitt Associates, an international consulting firm.
Ian Williams is the VP of Marketing for the Small Business Service business unit of Deluxe Corporation. He has had a distinguished career that includes senior leadership positions (President, VP and Executive Director) with leading global technology companies such as Deluxe Corp., Imation, Seagate Technologies, Hewlett-Packard, Compaq and Apple. He is recognized for providing strategic and visionary leadership to transform organizations and deliver impressive financial results. Williams is adept at combining financial pragmatism with innovative product planning and aggressive organizational design to assess and seize new market opportunities. He holds an MBA from York University Schulich School of Business and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Brock University in Ontario, Canada.
David Zechman is a seasoned healthcare executive with 20 plus years of executive management and CEO experience at three large integrated healthcare systems comprised of tertiary teaching hospitals, community hospitals, rural hospitals and standalone hospitals, which were all not for profit organizations. Responsibilities included executive leadership development, fundraising, strategic planning, operations management, physician alignment/integration, affiliation and partnership development, and service line management including aligning goals, behaviors, and processes that drive a vision of providing kind and compassionate care. David has a bachelor of education degree from Miami University (Ohio), a Masters degree in public administration from Cleveland State University, and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Administration.