Lori Manning Selected as State PTAC Program Director

The Idaho Small Business Development Center announced that Lori Manning has been selected as the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program director for the State of Idaho.

Lori Manning comes to the PTAC program with over 24 years of experience in the education sector. Manning has served in several capacities as a teacher, coach, principal, superintendent and education consultant. Manning’s primary focus has been to help non-profit organizations achieve independence and financial success.

As PTAC program director, Manning will serve the State of Idaho to support small businesses in their endeavor to be awarded federal, state and local vendor contracts. She will also provide leadership and management of the Idaho Procurement Assistance Centers including strategic planning, development of resources, management of personnel, control budgets and evaluation of program outputs.

“The hiring committee went through a detailed interview process with a strong candidate pool. Lori has the proven leadership abilities, clear vision, and strong communication skills that will help the PTAC program expand to small businesses across Idaho,” stated Doug Covey, Idaho SBDC state director.

The PTAC was established to expand the number of businesses capable of participating in government contracts. For more information visit www.idahoptac.org or call (208) 562-3746.

Since 1986, the Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has empowered business owners and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses through no-cost, confidential consulting and affordable business training. With six locations throughout the state, the Idaho SBDC serves 44 counties and is part of the nation’s largest business assistance programs. The Idaho SBDC state and region three offices are housed at Boise State University in the Micron Business and Economics Building. To learn more visit www.idahosbdc.org or call (208) 426-3875.