Direct Dial / Text: 231-286-6391 or Email Sheila
Sheila has been with the Muskegon Area First Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) since December 2014, after have been with another PTAC in Michigan. Sheila brings more than 25 years of business management and consulting experience to the PTAC team. Some of her areas of expertise include: commercial development, contract management, federal construction, applied alternative & renewable energy technologies, and the agri-business sector. She has a strong emphasis in feasibility analysis with financial pro-forma development; all data driven strategies spanning both the public and private sectors. More recently, she has also been afforded extended PTAC resources that assist businesses in understanding and applying cybersecurity protections.
In her role as PTAC Counselor, she provides technical support to businesses in the government markets, covering application of Federal Acquisition Regulations, certifications, data analysis, market analytics, mentor-protege, and joint ventures, negotiations, proposal preparation, and post-award administration – all especially relevant for small business growth.
She has achieved the credentials of Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM) from the National Contract Management Association and a Masters Certificate in Commercial Contracting (GWCCM) from George Washington University School of Business. She also holds the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers certification for Construction Quality Management (CQM) and has a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Northwood University. Her post-graduate coursework is in Accounting, Federal Tax Law and she continues coursework with the Defense Acquisition University (DAU).
Sheila is a member of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC), the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), National Defense Industry Association (NDIA), PTACs of Michigan, Inc. and iChange Nations International.
In her leisure time, she enjoys the outdoors and the fabulous recreational opportunities in beautiful West Michigan!