Barbara L. Williams - Program Manager
Barbara Williams is the Program Manager for the Native Diversification Network Procurement Technical Assistant Center (NDN-PTAC).
She was employed as a Procurement Specialist in the American Indian Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) for 10 years.
She served as the Board Secretary of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of South Carolina for 6 years.
In addition to her degrees of Bachelor and Master of Business Administration from Columbus University, she has attained specialized professional designations which include:
- Certified Member of the Alliance of Supplier Diversity Professionals
- Certified Proctor for the Center for Veterans Enterprise Federal Contractor Certification Program
- Certified Counselor of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Verification Program
- Associate Contracting Assistance Specialist in the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC).
Other education and previous experience that help her to serve the needs of small business includes her work with Regions Financial Corporation as a Corporate Loan Originator/Processor, and with the U.S Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, as a Field Operations Supervisor.
Additionally, and maybe more importantly, Barbara’s ownership and management of a construction and drywall business for 20 years gives her the capability to directly relate to the plight of the small business owner in all areas of business management, finance, accounting and marketing.