Meet Our Mentors

The mentors of Williamsburg SCORE are both active and retired business men and women, providing clients with free and confidential business counseling. 

Robert Blanc

Business Operations, Business Strategy & Planning, Manufacturing & Product Development, Technology & IT Services

 

 

 


Terry Bossieux

Business Operations, Business Strategy & Planning, Manufacturing & Product Development

Terry has over 25 years of experience working in manufacturing, operations management, and senior Quality Management roles. In his last assignment with Visteon, Terry was responsible for the delivered quality of all business to General Motors.  In addition, Terry has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toledo and at Thomas Nelson Community College.  Terry has a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy, an MBA from the University of Toledo and is APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management.

 

Dawn Boyer, Ph.D.

Business Operations, Business Strategy & Planning, Government & Regulations, Human Resources & Internal Communications,
Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

 

 

 

Kenne th W. Carr

Business startup planning, business turnaround, target marketing, developing marketing plans and advertising

Ken has over 30 years experience in marketing and sales management with leading international corporations in the luxury consumer products industry. He has handled business set up and development, team building, advertising and sales promotion with an emphasis in the department and specialty store markets. He directed the reorganizing and staffing of corporate divisions that occurred due to mergers or expansion; frequently performing the task of corporate trouble shooter using unique strategies to turn around under performing divisions.

 

Jim Easton

Retail/e-commerce, general business management, marketing, merchandising, sourcing, recruiting/hiring talent.

Jim spent over twenty years working for large and medium-sized retailers, overseeing merchandise selection, local & national marketing, catalog & e-commerce, international sourcing, warehouse, customer service and logistics. Jim enjoys working with all clients with a specialty in consumer-focused businesses, especially retail and direct marketing.

 


Richard Fisher

Strategic/Business Planning, Supply Chain Management, Outsourcing, Experience in High-Tech Environment

Rick has over 35 years of experience working in manufacturing, operations management, purchasing, logistics, and senior Program Management roles. He was directly involved in establishing Raytheon's commercial Resource Recovery and Low Head Hydro Businesses. In his 21 years working for Digital (DEC), Compaq and HP, he managed a geographically dispersed logistics team for one of three Services Regions in the U.S. He has international experience, having worked as the Worldwide Program Manager for DEC to implement a new Information System. Rick has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Finance. He is a retired Major in the Army Corps of Engineers.


Richard Garretson

Business startup, business turn-around, strategic planning, business planning, process management and non-profit organization

Dick has experience in defense and aerospace management and consulting. Areas of competence include planning and management of projects and contracts, proposal preparation, cost estimating, budgeting and financial management, subcontracting and purchasing, and management audits. Dick founded and managed his own small business consulting firm. Dick provides guidance to clients in business start-up, business turn-around, strategic planning, business planning, process management and non-profit organization.

 


David Hankinson

Business Strategy & Planning, Human Resources & Internal Communication

Dave's human resources career includes over 30 years of progressive leadership experience and a strong background in leading and managing change management and strategic HR initiatives. This was accomplished in complex multi-site and diverse global business environments such as heavy truck manufacturing, shipbuilding, aerospace, government, and higher education. Specialties: HR Business Partnering, Succession Planning, Employee and Labor Relations, Performance Management, Staffing, Legal Compliance, Compensation, Benefits, Coaching, Mentoring, Policy, Procedure and Handbook development. Dave’s last corporate position was a leadership role with multi-site responsibilities for manufacturing locations in West Virginia and California, and an administrative and engineering center in Ohio. Dave has a BS and an MBA from Frostburg State University, and an MS in Industrial Relations from West Virginia University.

 

Michael Hendricks

Legal Services

 

 

 


Bruce Landefeld

General marketing, pricing strategies, budgets, small business accounting

Bruce has varied experience including energy project engineering and industrial marketing with a Fortune 500 company. He also owned and managed a digital printing company for many years. He has an extensive background in general marketing, pricing strategies, budgets and small business accounting. He also has direct experience buying and selling a business. Bruce’s educational background includes an MBA and a degree in mechanical engineering. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy submarine service.

 


Paul Luchsinger

Marketing, sales, general business management

Paul has more than 35 years of experience in leadership and management of small to medium sized companies. Paul has owned and managed his own small business and has an extensive background in marketing, sales, and general business management at the senior executive level. Paul is a graduate of Syracuse University and has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Paul is a veteran and served 6 years with the U.S. Air Force with command responsibilities in Southeast Asia. Paul provides guidance to start-up and existing small businesses.

 


Everett Lunsford

Business Finance & Accounting, Business Operations, Manufacturing & Product Development, Supply Chain Management, Technology & IT Services

 

 

 

Roy Madsen

Banking, Finance & Insurance, Home or Personal Maintenance Services, Manufacturing & Industrial, Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations

 

 

 

 

Dean Risseeuw

Systems & Industrial Engineering; Aerospace; Training; Research & Testing Services

Dean served for over twenty years in the U.S. Army and spent another twenty years with defense contractors providing goods and services to the Army and other military and civilian departments. He has advised small/start-up businesses on marketing goods and services to the government and to its prime contractors. His experience also includes independent consulting/contracting and officer/director of a small importing company and a non-profit. He has worked with numerous veterans leaving the service to start their own firms or join established companies. Dean is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and a workshop presenter for the Boots to Business program at Ft. Eustis.  Dean serves as Chapter Chair for the Williamsburg SCORE chapter.

 


Sal Sotis

Manufacturing; Production Management; Industrial Engineering; Purchasing; Operations; Sales; Export/Import

Sal has over 45 years of experience in the manufacturing and distribution of disposable products with an international company which serves major customers in over 24 countries. His love for marketing, trouble shooting and customer relations led to a senior management position for the past 28 years. Sal has managed companies in New York, Pennsylvania and Richmond Virginia. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and holds degrees in architectural engineering and international business. His volunteer experience includes Kiwanis and service as a volunteer firefighter.

 


Dennis Stanzione

General Management; Computer/Info Systems & Data Processing; Consulting; Sales/Marketing/Trade Shows.

Dennis has more than 35 years’ experience in the computer software and services industry. His career includes working for several small start-up companies and helping to manage the growth of those fledgling organizations. In addition, he managed projects for several small-to-medium size banking organizations. Over the years he has held leadership positions in the areas of planning, sales, budgeting, operations, and client services. Dennis holds an MBA degree in Executive Management.

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Greg Tilley

Business startup, strategic planning, financial forecasting, government contracting, sales and marketing.

Greg has 40 years of experience, mostly in executive positions in small to mid sized companies.  He was a founding partner in a geospatial technology startup called VARGIS that was later sold to Cyient, a global engineering firm.  He then stayed on to serve as CEO of Cyient's US operations.  Earlier in his career, Greg managed a family retail business, and has served in sales management positions for technology companies.  Before joining SCORE, Greg founded a consulting practice, helping companies with sales and business planning.

 

Mai-Anh Tran

Business Operations, Business Strategy & Planning, Human Resources & Internal Communications, Sales, Marketing & Public Relations
Supply Chain Management, Technology & IT Services

Mai-Anh currently co-owns a small e-commerce business. Her background includes marketing, sales, management, and web design. She also has experience in buying a business and teaching high school world languages. In addition to SCORE, Mai-Anh is involved with other local nonprofits, such as Hampton Roads Refugee Relief, where she is Volunteer Co-Coordinator; Envision Lead Grow, where she is also a mentor; and the Peninsula Women's Network, where she was selected as 2017 Networker of the Year.

 

Terry Walker

Business Finance & Accounting, Business Operations, Business Strategy & Planning, Sales, Marketing & Public Relations
Supply Chain Management, Technology & IT Services

Terry has 20 years’ experience in managing regional and national sales teams, demonstrating repeated periods of increased account profitability and sales growth. He has also served as regional president of a mid-sized office products company where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s regional hub, including sales, marketing, finance, warehouse and distribution operations.

Terry Walker enjoys using knowledge from his 32-year career in sales and management in the office products industry to assist nonprofits and start-up businesses. A serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in team-building, sales training and development, contract negotiations, and business development, he has also been involved with strategic planning, mergers and acquisition, integration, and operations. In his most recent position, he served as a senior management executive with Staples Inc. where he led the mergers and acquisition team. A corporate problem-solver, he was tapped to direct the project to improve company-wide compensation plans.

 

Robert Yuill

Business Operations, Business Strategy & Planning, Government & Regulations,  Professional & Business Services

Bob has over 47 years of experience in the federal/defense communities.  As an accomplished military officer, he had over 27 years of service followed by an additional 20 years as a federal/defense contractor for both large and small companies. Bob has managed and led military personnel from the tactical through strategic levels within the Department of Defense and performed as an analyst through Program Manager and Division Director within industry. Assignments have ranged from company command level to major staff support within the US Army as well as Combatant Commands retiring as a Colonel. He has extensive capture and proposal management experience both as a government employee and as a contractor with contract wins in excess of $15B in contract values while working for large companies and small businesses. He is the current  President and CEO of YUILL Strategic Solutions, LLC.  Bob has Master's Degrees from the National Defense University (Strategic Resources) and the University of Southern California (Systems Management) and a Bachelor Degree from Bentley University (Business Management)