Sharon Hopkins is the Director of the Ohio University’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), which is part of the Center for Entrepreneurship (a partnership between the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affair and College of Business). In her position, she manages six of the State’s PTAC offices. PTAC’s primary responsibility is one-on-one counseling with businesses wanting to sell their product or service to the government. 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 her staff, economic development agencies and government agencies to promote small business in her region. Sharon has collected an immense amount of knowledge of the procurement field through 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.