Ohio University PTAC at Columbus


65 E. State Street, Suite 1350
Columbus, OH 43215


Dorinda Byers is Associate Director with the Ohio University Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) for Central Ohio. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio State and a Master’s degree from Muskingum University. She brings over 20 years of experience in business outreach, sales, and workforce development from various roles in the Manufacturing Extension Program (MEP), at Zane State College, and EZG Manufacturing. Throughout these roles, Dorinda has gained a proven track record of increasing organizational effectiveness, shaping cultures, strengthening teams, and positioning businesses for sustainability. She builds relationships and takes action with passion, vision, and resilience to drive business and individual success via partnerships and lifelong learning. In her spare time, she loves to read, travel, cook, walk, and spend time with her husband spoiling their nieces and nephews

T: 614-696-8821
E: dbyers@ohio.edu

Covering: Seneca, Crawford, Delaware, Fayette, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Union, Wyandot

Terrell Knight is a Procurement Specialist with the Ohio University Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) in Columbus. Terrell was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, relocating to Columbus to start his career. While working at the Ohio Senate, Terrell grew to fall in love with the city of Columbus. He became active in various local organizations and volunteers to feed the homeless several times throughout the year including Thanksgiving. Terrell went on to work at the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council as Associate Director of MBE Services. In this role he was a MBE Certification Officer, MBE Supplier Development Counselor, Small and Minority Business Advisor, and Corporate Relationship Manager. He served the northern region of Ohio within the state-wide organization. Knight has been advising and developing small and minority owned business for 9 years with previous work experience with the Ohio MSDC and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Knight brings a wealth of small and minority business expertise as a subject matter expert in certification, business best practices, and capacity building.

T: 614-636-5042
E: terrellk@ohio.edu

Covering: Franklin