Sherri Komrosky
Sherri Komrosky became the PTAC Program Director in June 2006. Prior to becoming Program Director, she had been the PTAC Northern Minnesota Area Manager for 15 years. Sherri’s initial experience with the government was with the VA Medical Center in Fargo, ND. She had various positions during her 10 years at the VA, many of which were in the procurement area. Sherri then transitioned to the PTAC program, joining the North Dakota PTAC where she worked for two years. Sherri is a member of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC), a member of the Professional Review Board (PRB); and she also holds the APTAC Level 3 - Certified Contract Assistance Specialist (CCAS) certification. She is also a member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and is a founding member and on the Board of Directors of the Red River Valley Chapter.

Phone: (612) 259-6565; Cell: (218)-329-1571

Arlette Abrahamson
Arlette Abrahamson has been the Northern Minnesota PTAC Area Manager since 2006. She has twenty years of experience in marketing and contracting. She obtained her AA Degree from Northland Community College in Thief River Falls, MN, and her BS Degree from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, MN. Over the years, Arlette has worked with many small businesses in Northern Minnesota, assisting them with government certifications, business plans, marketing and procurement. Arlette is a member of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) and holds the certification of Associate Contracting Assistance Specialist (ACAS). She is also a member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Red River Valley Chapter. Arlette enjoys bowling, fishing, camping, reading and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Phone: (218) 689-9847

Mark Cooper
Mark A. Cooper brings more than 25 years of corporate experience in contract administration and procurement to MEDA. In addition to supplier and diversity program responsibilities at Donaldson Companies and Lawson Software, Mark founded his own consulting firm to develop minority business initiatives. Most recently, he was with the State of Minnesota as a vendor management specialist. Mark resides in Minneapolis and is actively involved in the community, serving on the board of the Minnesota Safety Council.
He was the past chair of the Minnesota Minority Supplier
Development Council.

Phone: (612) 259-6578

Bob Crowther

Bob Crowther is the newest member of the MN PTAC team, joining as a Twin Cities Metro Area Manager in April of 2014. Bob is a visionary leader in cradle-to-grave federal acquisition and contract management. He brings to PTAC an experienced federal Contracting Officers’ perspective for counseling Minnesota businesses interested in selling to the government. He has a broad base of experience spanning more than 30 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), working with federal and agricultural acquisition regulations, acquisition policy interpretation, implementation and oversight, and as a trainer and mentor to federal acquisition professionals and program managers at the national level. Bob is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Senior Fellow of the Excellence in Government Fellows Program offered through the Partnership in Public Service. He has been a member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) since 1993, the Project Management Institute (PMI) since 2006, and now the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC).

Phone: (612) 259-6585

250 2nd Ave South, Suite 106 • Minneapolis, MN 55401 • 612-332-6332 • Fax 612-317-1002