The mission of the Monterey Bay PTAC is to generate employment and improve the general economic condition of the Central California region by assisting small businesses in obtaining and performing under Federal, State, and Local government contracts. We accomplish our mission by providing procurement technical assistance to help companies in selling their products or services to the appropriate Government agency by offering confidential counseling at no cost. The core of our procurement assistance program is counseling and education.

Our Team

Victor Valdez
Program Manager


Victor Valdez brings to the Center many years of experience in business, economic development, and international trade with a strong background on minority business issues. His previous positions include serving as the Program Director of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce’s Seattle MBDA Business Center, President & CEO of the Northwest Minority Business Council, and the Associate Director of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce overseeing various chamber business development programs.

Rhonda DeVito
Procurement Counselor


Rhonda DeVito began her entrepreneurial career at the age of nineteen, growing logistics companies in the refrigerated food industries with a focus on government contracting. She later divested her award-winning firms to become a business development consultant helping emerging companies, particularly women and minority-owned, with strategic planning, capitalization and government certifications. Rhonda counseled at the U.S. Dept. of Commerce’s MBDA Business Center and the SBA’s Women’s Business Center in Seattle before becoming a Procurement Counselor at the Monterey Bay PTAC.

Chuck Jehle
Procurement Counselor


Chuck Jehle works out of our Monterey/Salinas office. He brings with him over 14 years of non-profit experience including as Executive Director for the MCSC Women’s Business Center in San Luis Obispo and previously as a small business consultant for the SBDC. His direct government contracting experience includes researching, writing, and winning contracts for a nationwide privately owned service company with offices in 16 states. Contracts won included cities, VA hospitals and on military bases.