Director, Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Jobst Hall 141
Linda has more than five years of experience as a Director with the Illinois PTAC in Central Illinois. Linda was Director at both former PTAC host locations—Illinois Central College and the Heartland Partnership. She has been an advisor to over 500 clients and helped them obtain more than $2 billion in contracts since 2008. She is an advocate in assisting small, women-owned, minority-owned, and veteran-owned businesses.
Linda previously worked for twenty years in automotive manufacturing where she held business development leadership roles with Product Development, Supply Chain Management, Master Requirements Planning (MRP), and ISO 9000 metrics and standard operating procedures. Linda brings expertise in the highly specialized area of manufacturing to benefit and support small businesses in production, quality systems, accounting systems, and contract systems. She is a Certified Business Specialist with the State of Illinois and a Level II Associate Contracting Assistance Specialist with the National Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers.
Linda is an alumnus of Illinois Central College and the University of Illinois Springfield, with a B.A. in Business Management. She is actively involved with regional economic development and entrepreneurship outreach. Her professional associations include the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC), the Illinois Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth Association (IESBGA), the North Central Regional Council (NCRC), and the Midwest Small Business Liaison Officer Group (SBLO).