Pamela Vanderlaan-Poort, Muskegon Area First PTAC Director, named to President of PTACs of MI, Inc.
Muskegon, MI. – Muskegon Area First Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Director Pamela Vanderlaan-Poort was recently elected as PTAC of MI, Inc. President. PTAC of MI, Inc. is a non-profit organization, consisting of ten (10) regional Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) across all of Michigan’s 83 counties, assisting businesses in selling their products and/or services to government markets. Its members are comprised of procurement professionals with varied degrees in government contracting, and members of a national organization, Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC).
Vanderlaan-Poort has over 27 years of service with the PTAC, has received her Master’s Certificate in Government Contracting from The George Washington University School of Business, received the Defense Logistics Agency 20-Year Service Award from the Director ‘s Office of Small Business Programs, and has been a member of APTAC and the PTACs of MI, Inc. since 1989. PTAC is a program under the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA’s) Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP), in existence since 1985, designed to assist businesses with selling to Department of Defense, other federal, state and local government markets. The PTAC program was established to increase competition among the federal government suppliers, and is supported by the State of Michigan MEDC since the inception of the program.
Muskegon Area First PTAC is located at 380 West Western Avenue, Suite #202, in downtown Muskegon, and assists businesses in a 13-county regional area, to include the counties of Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, and Ottawa.