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Meet Our Volunteers – Jim Foster

February 6, 2009

SCORE Lancaster Counselor Jim Foster is a professional engineer by trade. Most recently he was Vice President Marketing for an engineering consultancy.


Jim has devoted more than thirty years to engineering work with architectural and engineering firms developing economical and safe solutions to practical problems. His experience spans a wide range of technical and management areas, including process safety management. Jim is a Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania.He’s a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and was a nuclear qualified submariner who served as an engineering officer on the USS Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617), a Lafayette class ballistic missile submarine. After leaving active duty, Jim continued his service in a variety of US Navy Reserve units. Jim retired from the Navy as a Captain.

Jim lives in the Ephrata area and leads SCORE’s outreach to that part of Lancaster County. He represents SCORE with the Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce and networks with local organizations such as the Ephrata Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association.

In addition to counseling and networking, Jim applies his Microsoft Access database skills to maintaining and refining our client and contact mailing lists.

To request Jim – or any of the 50 SCORE Lancaster counselors – to help your business, contact us at or at 717-397-3092, or visit us at Suite 231 Liberty Place, Lancaster, weekdays between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

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