COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The CO-PTAC Board today announces the departure of Executive Director Dennis Casey, and has begun a national search for a new executive director. “The board is appreciative of Dennis Casey’s work and contributions to CO-PTAC during his tenure,” said Board Chair Aileen Berrios. “With our commitment to help grow and support small/emerging, established and large prime businesses throughout the state, we are seeking an executive director who can strategically take the organization to an even higher level of performance and client support.”
Jonathan Veteto, CO-PTAC deputy director, has been named by the CO-PTAC board as Acting Executive Director. Veteto has more than twenty-five years’ experience in management of government contracts.
“In 2019, CO-PTAC assisted its clients in receiving more than $645 million in federal, state and local government contract awards,” said Berrios. “We provided over 2,500 counseling hours to over 1,000 Colorado businesses, and hosted or participated in over 165 events statewide. Our vision for 2020/2021 includes increased outreach and education services throughout the state, increased presence along the Front Range, and increased government contract award dollars to Colorado companies.”
With the economic impacts caused by COVID-19, Colorado small businesses will face delays and difficulties in contract execution. The Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (CO-PTAC) remains open with counselors and subject matter experts available to support and advise Colorado businesses on how to respond and continue servicing their government customers. We are offering teleconferencing and video alternatives to in-office meetings for our clients around the state. Contact our office at 719-667-3845, or visit our webpage at www.coloradoptac.org for support.