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The Tennessee APEX Accelerator team combined has over 90 years of experience in government contracting. Our skilled and friendly team provides no-cost, one-on-one technical assistance in the following areas:

  • Understanding government markets for goods and services;
  • Readiness assessment for government contracting;
  • Website registration, including on SAM and SBA;
  • Matching products or services with government requirements;
  • Competitive market research;
  • Finding bid opportunities;
  • Interpretation of solicitations and bid documents;
  • Obtaining technical specifications;
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations;
  • Process management skills

Contact your APEX Counselor today!

Each numbered region below corresponds to your APEX counselor's listed location.

PTAC Regions Map


Veronica Clark, UT CIS
Veronica Clark

APEX Counselor

West Tennessee (1)


Debbie Barber, PTAC Counselor
Debbie Barber

APEX Counselor

Middle Tennessee (2)


Jutta Bangs, PTAC Counselor
Jutta Bangs

APEX Counselor

East Tennessee (3)


Paul Middlebrooks, UT CIS
Paul Middlebrooks

APEX Accelerator Team Leader


Russell Toone, UT CIS
Russell Toone

SBIR/STTR Specialist