At the spring training conference of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) last week, Chuck Schadl was named Vice President of Education for this national organization.
Schadl is the program director of the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC). GTPAC is one of 93 procurement technical assistance centers (PTACs) that operate across the country. PTACs assist businesses in identifying, competing for, and winning government contracts. APTAC is the trade association that represents and supports PTACs.
As Vice President of Education for APTAC, Schadl is one of six officers of the organization who make up the executive committee. As VP, he is responsible for overseeing APTAC’s Education Committee as well as the organization’s Professional Review Board. His appointment became effective on March 24, 2011 when he took the oath of office with other board members.
APTAC’s Education Committee determines the type and content of – and arranges for – the training courses to be presented at national training conferences, including the training courses that fulfill the certification requirements of the Professional Review Board (PRB). The PRB is responsible for managing and administering APTAC’s certification program, including developing and maintaining a method of recognizing the professional qualifications of procurement technical assistance specialists, promoting the value of APTAC’s certification and upholding the integrity of the certification process.
“I’ve been active in APTAC ever since I joined GTPAC in 2003,” commented Schadl. “In my new role, I’m looking forward to making an even more meaningful contribution to the organization and its membership. In turn, this should translate into better service to the businesses that PTACs serve nationwide.”