Pat Dotter is the Southwestern Area Manager for PTAC, having joined us in February 2009. Pat earned a B.S. degree from Gettysburg College and has over 20 years of teaching experience with graduate work in Adult Education, Staff Development and Curriculum Development. Prior to coming to Minnesota, she was the Program Manager and counselor for PTAC in the state of Wyoming with seven years of PTAC experience. Pat has also served as an SBDC counselor, NxLevel business class instructor and owned her own small business for the last fourteen years. She is a member of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) and holds the certification of Associate Contracting Assistance Specialist (ACAS). Pat is also a member of the National Contract Management Association, the National Association of Government Contractors and is a lifetime member of the Music Educators National Conference.
Phone: (507) 549-3193
Christina Nebel-Dickerson is the Central Minnesota PTAC Area Manager. She received her B.A. from St. Cloud State University. Christina has worked with PTAC for the past 18 years. Christina has been a proud member of NCMA for the past 10+ years and of APTAC for 12 years, she also currently holds the APTAC Level 3 (Certified Contracting Assistance Specialist) certification. A native of Minnesota, she currently resides in St. Cloud where she enjoys her many volunteer positions at her church, in the community, and with her daughter’s activities.
Phone: (320) 202-6496
John Kilian is the Southeastern Minnesota PTAC Area Manager. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Speech & Communications from the University of Wisconsin - Stout. John has more than 33 years of experience providing a unique blend of government procurement and contracting management expertise in the federal, state and local government marketplaces. He has held various division and corporate positions with Control Data Corp., Motorola, NCS Pearson and Gtracts, Inc. John is recognized as an industry expert and presents various government procurement workshops nationwide. He is a member of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) and holds the certification as an Associate Contracting Assistance Specialist (ACAS).
Phone: (952) 440-8958
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 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 Contracting Assistant (CA). 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
Jamara Cheek joined PTAC in May 2008. Prior to joining PTAC, she held several positions within the Metropolitan Council. Most significantly, she spent seven years working in the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity as a specialist for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. There, she developed a strong knowledge base of the U.S. Department of Transportation's federal procurement practices and regulatory compliance procedures. Jamara has obtained APTAC Level 1 certification as a Contract Assistance Specialist (CAS) and attends national procurement training events annually. She is a member of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (A|PTAC) and National Contract Management Association (NCMA). Her skills are market research, active listening, sales, training, and organization.
Phone: (612) 259-6585
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.