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Meet the Staff

Shane Springer, State Director

As State Director, Shane oversees a team of procurement professionals who assist small businesses in selling their products and services to the government. He has a background in government procurement consulting, public policy and program management. Prior to joining PTAC, Shane worked for the Indiana House of Representatives as well as the Indiana State Senate, helping shape public policy relating to labor and economic development. Shane served in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University.

Contact:    Email: sspringer@iedc.in.gov    Phone: 317-232-8836

 

 

Vicki Hollanders, Program Manager

Having been in the economic development arena for several years, Vicki Hollanders has a passion for making Indiana businesses successful. Vicki returned to the PTAC Program with experience in providing government contractors the education and tools necessary to maneuver the process of selling to federal, state and local government. Her career in economic development has also been in the areas of providing education and resources to budding entrepreneurs as well as established businesses, and administering the state’s incentive programs. As Program Manager for the PTAC Program, she will utilize her business and personal strengths of decision-making, relationship building, and business skills as well as providing leadership and coordination to the PTAC team. 

Contact:    Email: vhollanders@iedc.in.gov    Phone: 317-232-0162  

 

 

Dr. Lisa Hoverman, SBIR/STTR Program Specialist

Dr. Lisa Hoverman is an SBIR/STTR Program Specialist with the Indiana PTAC. She has a background as a successful self-funded academic with a doctorate in biochemistry, who turned her love of writing grants into successful grant and proposal writing for small and large businesses. She has procured $1 billion in new commercial and government business for clients over the past five years in the engineering, IT, medical, and scientific fields. Dr. Hoverman has more than 15 years in successful project management, proposal and grant writing.

Contact:    Email: lhoverman@iedc.in.gov    Phone: 765-427-8980

 

 

Gil Perry, Northeast PTAC Counselor (Fort Wayne)

Gil Perry has had a career in supply chain management, and has been part owner of a company for eight years that was active in government contract procurement and a HUBZone certified company. He also worked for fourteen years for Raytheon Systems, a major prime contractor where his duties included sub-contracting government work to Small Disadvantaged and Women-Owned Small Businesses. Prior to joining PTAC, Mr. Perry was a volunteer with the Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Initiative. The initiative brings together the major prime contractors in Fort Wayne such as Northrup Grumman, ITT, BAE, and Raytheon, the purpose of which is to improve subcontracting opportunities for business.

Contact:    Email: fperry@iedc.in.gov    Phone: 260-481-0491

 

 

Diana Hunter, Northwest PTAC Counselor (Crown Point)

As the Northwest PTAC Counselor, Diana covers 19 counties guiding small businesses through the government procurement process. She comes to PTAC with over 15 years of state and private industry procurement, workplace safety, and emergency management experience. Diana has a history in economic development with Purdue University providing education and resources to communities, hometown endeavors and small business development. As a PTAC Counselor, she will utilize her innate ability to strengthen communications, develop business collaborations, build relationships, establish new jobs within small businesses, increase brand recognition, and promote procurement opportunities for the Northwest Region. Diana has a master's degree in management from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Contact:    Email: dhunter@iedc.in.gov    Phone: 219-644-3516

 

 

Nate Lofton, Central PTAC Counselor (Indianapolis)

Nate Lofton has assisted over 1,000 small business owners with their company’s growth and development over the last 6.5 years. Prior to joining the PTAC, Nate served as the Business Development and Outreach Manager for the State of Indiana’s Division of Supplier Diversity, where he provided the tools and information companies need to do business with the State of Indiana, city of Indianapolis, federal government as well as in the private sector. He is also a member of the Diversity Roundtable of Central Indiana and is a proud veteran of the United States Army. Nate received his bachelor’s degree in Music from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio; and his Master’s degree in Public Administration at Indiana State University.

Contact:    Email: nlofton@iedc.in.gov    Phone: 317-607-0575

 

 

Kevin Easton, South Central PTAC Counselor (Bloomington)

Kevin Easton joined the PTAC team in 2012.  Prior to joining the PTAC, Mr. Easton was employed by Dade Moeller & Associates as a Contract Specialist and as an auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). He has experience in administering all types of government contracts, handling both pre- and post-award issues, proposal writing, subcontract administration, and GSA contract administration. Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a master's degree in Management and Strategy.

Contact:    Email: keaston@iedc.in.gov    Phone: 812-340-4342

 

 

Jim Haddan, Southwest PTAC Counselor (Evansville)

As the Southwest Indiana PTAC counselor, Jim covers 14 counties to guide small businesses through the process of bidding on solicitations for government contracts. Prior to joining PTAC, Jim was the Procurement and Compliance Manager at the Evansville Housing Authority for 10 years. His experience includes directing complex purchasing projects following federal, state and local statutes and recommending awards to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. He has worked in purchasing in the telecom industry and in marketing and sales for a not-for-profit, and has also served in municipal government as an executive director. Jim has a bachelor's degree. in Public Affairs from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Southern Indiana.

Contact:    Email: jhaddan@iedc.in.gov   Phone: 812-340-5174