Our counselors receive ongoing training to keep pace with continually evolving acquisitions procedures and policies. The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) provides a network that allows us access to the expertise and experience of over 500 colleagues, as well as real-time information from government agencies regarding new requirements and initiatives.
Lin Simeti, CPP
As Program Director and a Certified Procurement Professional, Lin manages the day to day operations and compliance of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center for Rockland Economic Development Corporation. In addition, she provides counseling to her clients assisting them in navigating the process of doing business with government entities at the municipal, state and federal levels. Lin is available to speak about the PTAC program and various government procurement related topics. For 9 years, Lin owned and operated Square-U-Away, a professional organizing business, assisting small business owners in developing systems to stream line their business processes, financial reporting and managing their customer base. Lin’s previous positions were in the areas of marketing, advertising and sales working for ABC Television, ABC Radio Network and the Gannet Company. Lin brings her clients a diversified skill set along with the exprience of being a small business owner.
Zacha joined the REDC Procurement Technical Assistance Center team as a Procurement Specialist, and has recently begun counseling clients. As Procurement Counselor she provides client support, manages social media and marketing, coordinates seminars, and assist clients through the process of government contracting. She has recently completed her CVE Verification Assistance Counselor certificate administered by the US Department of Veteran Affairs. Zacha’s prior experience includes being a Program Coordinator for a local organization, coordinating and expanding services offered to newly arrived immigrants in Rockland County and a Marketing Coordinator for a not-for-profit organization that supports inner city economic development through entrepreneurship.