Alabama PTAC – Wiregrass Region
Ms. Betsy Baker, Senior Advisor / Procurement Specialist
Certified to provide technical assistance, training and counseling to clients in the 13-county Wiregrass region of the State, advising clients how to identify potential contracting opportunities and obtain contracts with the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, state and/or local governments and prime government contractors. She also works directly with the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Program Manager in planning a strategy for the region, collaborating with various resource partners and coordinate targeted outreach to enhance points of entry for small business concerns into the defense market, creating a positive and measurable impact to the Alabama economy. She has a B.S. from TROY University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Auburn University at Montgomery. Ms. Baker is a certified Business Advisor from Kent State University’s College of Business Administration in the Graduate Certified Business Advisor Program – the first certified business advisor in the State of Alabama. She is also a Certified Procurement Professional (CPP) through National Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers. Her background also includes fifteen years as a marketing and fundraising consultant. She is involved in both in-person and online trainings and is a regular presenter for area Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Centers assisting small and/or disadvantaged businesses on a daily basis.