Sharon Hopkins is the Director of the Ohio University Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), which is part of the Center for Entrepreneurship (a partnership between the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and College of Business). As director, she manages six of the state’s PTAC offices. Sharon participates in, conducts and facilitates seminars on multiple topics relating to business and government contracting. Her region consists of 55 Ohio counties with offices located in Akron, Athens, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Lancaster. Sharon works closely with PTAC staff, economic development entities and government agencies to promote small business in the region. Sharon has collected an immense amount of knowledge about the procurement field during her 20 years of experience. Sharon is a graduate of Marietta College, where she majored in Management. She is a certified counselor for the Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE), and maintains a Level II Associate Contracting Assistance Specialist (ACAS) certification with the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC). In service to her community Sharon has won two elections to fill a seat on the Warren Local Board of Education and was an appointed representative to the Washington County Career Center Board of Education. Sharon was born and raised in southeastern Ohio where she still lives with her husband and extended family.