News Release
April 21, 2014

Michael Sullivan, GOED Communications Director

GOED Deputy Director Named President-Elect of APTAC
Chuck Spence is now APTAC’s spokesperson for the association with the Defense Logistics Agency

Salt Lake City, UTAH — 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


About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Governor Gary Herbert’s commitment to economic development statewide. Utah’s economic development vision is that Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business destination. The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state. GOED accomplishes this mission through the administration of programs that are based around targeted industries or “economic clusters” that demonstrate the best potential for development. GOED utilizes state resources and private sector contracts to fulfill its mission.