Meet the Team
Dave Pease has managed the New Hampshire Procurement Technical Assistance Program (NH-PTAP) since 2008 and has earned the Level III Contracting Assistance Specialist certification, the top credential granted by the Association of Professional Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC). In addition to managing NH-PTAP, which serves over 900 NH companies, Dave works directly with more than 250 businesses.
Prior to joining NH-PTAP, he served for seven years as a certified business counselor with the NH Small Business Development Center, working with hundreds of companies throughout the south-central region of the state. Before dedicating himself to small business assistance services, Dave had an extensive career as an environmental scientist and entrepreneur in New Hampshire and Texas.
Martha Keene has been a procurement specialist with the NH-PTAP since 2002. She is APTAC-certified as a Level II Contracting Assistance Specialist.
Our most experienced staff member, Martha has provided assistance to over 2,000 New Hampshire businesses, consulting with businesses around the state to educate them one-on-one about marketing to government and about procurement, including both direct opportunities with the government and indirect opportunities as a subcontractor or supplier to prime contractors.
Before joining NH-PTAP, she worked in purchasing and sales for a large manufacturing firm.
Amanda Duquette has been with the New Hampshire Procurement Technical Assistance Program since 2007, assisting New Hampshire businesses interested in receiving federal, state and local contracts. She earned her APTAC Level II certification as a contracting assistance specialist in 2011.
In addition to counseling NH-PTAP clients, Amanda assists with the administration and management of the program.
Amanda began working for the Department of Resources and Economic Development in 2004 where she was a part of the Division of Forests and Lands, Forest Protection Bureau. She previously worked for the Department of Health and Human Services.
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NH-PTAP, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense (DOD) through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The content of any written materials or verbal communications of the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DOD or DLA. NH-PTAP is also funded by the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED), and operates as a program of the Business Resource Center within the Division of Economic Development (DED).