SCORE

Meet new SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon mentor Lynn Wise. An impressive 38-year career was spent in the service of Armstrong World Industries. Lynn began as a new product development chemist at R&D and was fortunate to be given a multitude of opportunities which included roles as a plant chemist, project manager, new product and installation manager, process improvement black belt, head of quality assurance, market researcher and product manager.

Lynn served in leadership roles at Armstrong supporting the development and commercialization of new flooring and installation products.  She also obtained a Six Sigma Black Belt certification and facilitated hundreds of process improvement and problem-solving projects to improve business and operations processes.  Lynn was Armstrong's Global Director of Quality, a role focused on ensuring all products met quality standards and that any product quality issues were resolved.  On the marketing side, she is trained in market research methodologies and spent several years as a product manager with P&L responsibility.  Lynn has a passion for problem-solving and business improvement.

Recently retired Lynn was looking for a way to use her time and talents to give back to her community.

“When I retired last year, I knew that I wanted to spend time volunteering, but was unsure of how to make that happen.  After talking with several friends and colleagues about their own volunteering experiences, I had a conversation with Joann Brayman about SCORE.  I had worked for Joann at Armstrong and she described what she was doing with SCORE and how they were trying to increase the diversity of their membership.  The mission of SCORE resonated with me and I joined last November.”
 ~ Lynn Wise, SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon volunteer mentor

Lynn recently completed her certification process and is now ready to take on clients of her own to mentor and support.

“ I have just been given my first client, so I don't have a success story to share yet.  But, I have sat in with several experienced mentors and am so impressed with their knowledge and enthusiasm to help their clients.  It's been great getting to meet so many dedicated, knowledgeable people within SCORE.  Everyone has been so welcoming and helpful.  I know I made a good choice!”

~ Lynn Wise, SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon volunteer mentor

Lynn is eager to serve with co-mentoring opportunities. She is familiar with the following:

• Business Strategy & Planning

• Manufacturing

• Product Development