With the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development’s (GOED) Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) breaking contract records each year, it’s little wonder that on March, 26 2014, PTAC’s Deputy Director Chuck Spence was named President-Elect of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC).

Chuck Spence, Deputy Director of PTAC, a government contracting assistance program within GOED, was named President-Elect of PTAC’s national association known as the APTAC during APTAC’s national Spring Conference.

“Having spent many years helping Utah companies take on the challenge of obtaining government contracts, I’m looking forward to being a PTAC spokesperson for the nation,” Spence said.

APTAC’s membership consists of more than 500 procurement professionals with more than 95 PTAC programs throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam. PTAC professionals provide government contracting assistance to small businesses.

The Utah PTAC program has assisted Utah businesses in procuring $600 million in government contracts in 2014.

As President-Elect, Mr. Spence will be a spokesperson for the association with the U.S. Congress, national stakeholders and the Defense Logistics Agency, with which PTAC has a Cooperative Agreement. He will also provide training and development for PTAC members and oversee the association’s five committees.

Spence received his MPA from the University of Utah and has more than 14 years experience in business economic development. He served as a member of APTAC for nine years and formerly served three years as a Regional Director for APTAC. Spence was also the president of the Utah State Development Center for four consecutive years.


Chuck Spence, Deputy Director of PTAC and recently named President-Elect of APTAC