Lisa Wood is the Statewide Director of the Virginia APEX Accelerator (formerly Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) hosted by George Mason University. Prior to that, she served as the Statewide Director with the Connecticut and Ohio PTAC programs and was also Director for the Northwest Commission PTAC in Pennsylvania. Before joining the PTAC community, Lisa was a Procurement Specialist for Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. In this role, Wood performed contract administration and negotiation duties. She also recommended bidders, handled issue inquiries, negotiated bids, performed cost and price analysis, and prepared comprehensive letters to justify recommended contract actions.
Ms. Wood holds an MBA from the University of New Haven and a BSBA through Robert Morris University of Pittsburgh. She is also an adjunct professor at George Mason University teaching business management.
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