Thurston Economic Development Council
Thurston EDC is the statewide main center, serving Chelan, Grays Harbor, Kittitas, Lewis, San Juan, Thurston, Pacific, and Wakiakhum Counties
About Tiffany Scroggs – Washington PTAC Program Director
(Connect with Tiffany on LinkedIn)
Direct Line: 360-464-6041 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tiffany Scroggs is Program Director for the Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center, known as PTAC. PTAC is a program of the Thurston Economic Development Council that provides no-cost technical assistance to businesses across the state on how to succeed in the government marketplace. Her mission is to increase the number of government contracts that are awarded to Washington State firms.
Tiffany is a certified government contracting assistance counselor by the Association of PTAC’s and has obtained Federal Contractor Certification and Veteran Assistance Program Certification to assist Veteran Owned Businesses. Tiffany has BA in Communication from Western Washington University and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from The Evergreen State College. Tiffany has worked with the small business community since moving to Olympia in 2003 and is an active Rotarian.
About Kate Hoy – Government Contracting Assistance Specialist
Direct Line: 360-464-6042 | email@example.com
Kate has an extensive background working with small business owners and assisting them with preparing to enter the Government contracting world. She joined Washington PTAC in January 2017 and relocated from Arizona where she worked for Arizona PTAC. Kate owned her own consulting firm where she helped business owners locate and respond to government solicitations (including SOQ’s, RFPs/RFQ’s and RFI’s), She also helped business owners developed and maintained a bid match profile, websites and marketing messages. She is an excellent presenter and looks forward to hosting in person workshops and on-line training in Washington State. Kate’s Tip for Success: In the end, Government Contracting is competition based. To best succeed, a small business will want to know the game, know the competition, and above all have an established, quality service or product to offer the government. There are no short cuts! It is a long term commitment that begins with research and creating a business plan that includes Government Contracting.
About Dale Colbert – Government Contracting Assistance Specialist
Direct Line: 360-464-6044 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dale has a broad background in working with small business, purchasing and contracting. Early in his career, he was a corporate buyer in the retail industry, serving over 200 stores in 11 western states. He purchased both domestic and imported goods in purchasing posts he held with a number of firms. He worked as an embedded consultant in several small businesses and has an outstanding record of profitability.
More recently Dale was a manager of centralized purchasing for the State of Washington Department of Enterprise Services. Now retired from state service, Dale joined the Thurston EDC team in May 2015. Today Dale is enjoying this new post where works with local businesses and local resource partners. Dale has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington in Ecology and Economics. He holds lifetime CPPB and CPPO public purchasing certifications.
About George Sharp – PTAC Program Coordinator
(Connect with George on LinkedIn)
Direct Line: 360-464-6043 | email@example.com
George joined the Thurston EDC in February 2016 as the Veterans Microenterprise Program Outreach coordinator. He became PTAC Program Coordinator in January 2017. He serves as the point person for database management to ensure proper reporting for the program. He helps respond to general client inquiries, can help clients navigate the System for Award Management (SAM). If you wish to request PTAC in a speaking engagement, in event promotion or partnership agreements, or to get your content added to our calendar or blog, please contact George. George has a BA in Business Administration from Washington State University. George has worked throughout the state when he was the Education and Training Coordinator for the Washington State Department of Commerce.
About the Thurston Economic Development Council
The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) is a private non-profit organization, governed by a 24 member Board of Directors. As the lead economic development organization in Thurston County our mission is to create a vital and sustainable economy throughout the county and region that supports the livelihood and values of our residents. We do this by:
- Connecting local businesses with experts and resources that help them remain competitive,
- Creating and delivering strategic messages that attract new investment to our community
- Working with our community partners to enhance our collective prosperity and encourage our economic future
- Participating regionally to ensure that Thurston County plays an appropriate role on the regional economic stage.