APEX Alabama – Wiregrass Region
Serving Barbour, Butler, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lee, Pike, and Russell Counties.
Ms. Betsy Baker, Procurement Specialist
Certified to provide technical assistance, training and counseling to clients in the 12-county Wiregrass region of the State, advising clients how to identify potential contracting opportunities and obtain contracts with the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, state and/or local governments and prime government contractors. She also works directly with the APEX Alabama Program Manager in planning a strategy for the region, collaborating with various resource partners and coordinate targeted outreach to enhance points of entry for small business concerns into the defense market, creating a positive and measurable impact to the Alabama economy. She has a B.S. from TROY University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Auburn University at Montgomery. Ms. Baker is a certified Business Advisor from Kent State University’s College of Business Administration in the Graduate Certified Business Advisor Program – the first certified business advisor in the State of Alabama. She is also a Certified Procurement Professional (CPP) through National Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers. Her background also includes fifteen years as a marketing and fundraising consultant. She is involved in both in-person and online trainings and is a regular presenter for area Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Centers assisting small and/or disadvantaged businesses on a daily basis.