Lisa Wood is the Statewide Director of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (CT-PTAC), which provides marketing and technical assistance to Connecticut businesses selling, or interested in selling, their products and/or services to federal, state and local government agencies. She was previously the Statewide Director of the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) for the Ohio Department of Development with five regional offices throughout the state. Before joining the Ohio Department of Development, she was Director of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center for the Northwest Commission of Pennsylvania and was a contracting officer for Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. In these roles, Wood performed contract administration and negotiation duties. She also recommended bidders, handled issue inquiries, negotiated bids, performed cost and price analysis, and prepared comprehensive letters to justify recommended contract actions. Lisa is a firm believer in the growth potential of Connecticut and is committed to helping businesses take advantage of government contracts.
Lisa Powell has been with the U.S. Small Business Administration since 1998 as an Economic Development Specialist, she also participates in educational forums such as how to start and finance your small business, working closely with all of SBA’s resource partners. As a Business Opportunity Specialist, she is involved with the Government Contracting programs that the SBA provides. She facilitates the procurement workshops held at local Community Colleges, Chambers of Commerce and libraries. She is also very instrumental in the organizing of SBA Matchmakers, working very closely with the purchasing agents for the Federal and State Agencies as well as the larger prime contractors. Lisa monitors both the HUBZone and 8(a) portfolios for the CT District Office.