Meet Our Team

Ken Bloch

Ken has over 27 years of experience in government procurement. The son of a small businessman, Ken understands the pressures and benefits of running a business. With a degree in government from Suffolk University, Ken began his career in defense in the greater Boston area, working for the DoD and other government agencies. He also served as the government contracts administrator and export manager for a PTAC client. He lives in Bangor with his wife. He enjoys hiking, snowshoeing and kayaking. Ken serves Central Maine: Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Waldo Counties.

Dana Delano

Dana joined Maine PTAC in 2014 through the Northern Maine Development Commission in Caribou. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine School of Business, with a concentration in Finance. A Fort Fairfield native, Dana was happy to return to “The County” after graduation to begin his career in Houlton, where he currently resides. Before NMDC, Dana was with Ward Cedar Log Homes for over 28 years as Director of Sales and Marketing. He enjoys the challenges and rewards that come with government contracting. Dana serves Northern Maine in Aroostook County.

Katie Bragg

Katie joined Maine PTAC as part of the Sunrise County Economic Council. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Community Studies from the University of Maine at Machias and is working to complete a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Creighton University. Katie previously worked as a case manager in Washington County for several years. Prior to that, she owned and operated a hair salon. She lives in Machias with her husband, children, and their three German Shorthair Pointers. Katie serves Downeast Maine in Washington County.

Bryan Wallace

Bryan Wallace

Counselor | | Cell: (207) 951-0644

Bryan is a Maine native who joined Maine PTAC after several years at Central Maine Community College. He has a professional background in workforce development and marketing. In addition to translating “government-speak” to “business-friendly English”, Bryan enjoys the process of creative planning within small business. He is immersed in soccer where he coaches for multiple clubs and at the collegiate level. He currently lives in Bowdoin with his wife and newborn daughter. Bryan serves Midcoast Maine: Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and Somerset Counties.

Ed Dahl

Ed Dahl

Counselor | | Cell: (207) 951-2498

Ed retired from the U. S. Navy after 26 years as a Navy Supply Corps Officer. He worked for many years in various commercial manufacturing and supply chain roles with Whirlpool, Staples, Exelon, and LL Bean. For seven years, Ed worked as a Maine PTAC counselor in central Maine.  He later joined the executive branch of Maine State Government as Deputy Warden at the Maine State Prison, and was ultimately appointed as Director of the State of Maine’s Bureau of General Services (BGS).  Ed has earned BS degrees from the University of Nebraska and Southern New Hampshire University, and an MBA from the University of Michigan.  After retiring from Maine state government, he rejoined Maine PTAC and currently serves as the PTAC procurement counselor for Androscoggin, Cumberland, Oxford and York counties.

Miranda Pelkey

Miranda joined Maine PTAC in 2020. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Husson University and is working to complete a master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education Administration from the University of Southern Maine. Miranda previously worked for numerous colleges/universities including Husson University and the University of Maine, Augusta. Her passion is helping her clients navigate through complex processes and empowering them to reach for their goals. She lives in Orono with her husband, daughter, and four dogs. Miranda serves Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock and Waldo counties.

Mike Ludwig

Mike Ludwig

Business Development Specialist | | Office: (207) 974-3248 | Cell: (207) 307-9324

Mike joined EMDC in 2017 and performs outreach to businesses, community partners and stakeholders by connecting them with opportunities and resources for government contracting. Mike also manages the EMDC Brownfields program that focuses on the redevelopment and reuse of properties. Mike grew up working in a family-run business that was open 365 days a year. He received a Business degree from the University of Maine and spent many years providing insurance, financial and retirement services to individual and business clients. He volunteers with a number of community and civic organizations, especially those that focus on family and youth programs. Mike and his wife have two adult children, one grandchild and enjoy the festivals and roads-less-traveled throughout Maine while camping, paddling, hiking, biking, skiing and snowshoeing.

Kara Upton

Kara Upton

Program Assistant | |

Kara joined Maine PTAC in spring of 2020 as Program Assistant. During her professional career, Kara has acquired a wide variety of skills and knowledge that have given her the ability to be adaptable in many situations. With her strong customer service background, administrative skills, and compassion for people and animals alike, she strives to maintain a welcoming environment for all around her. Kara strives on developing personal and professional relationships to create strong foundations for collaboration. Originally from Washington State, Kara relocated to Maine in the spring of 2019 with her family.

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