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ORAU Extends Mentor-Protégé Relationship to Local, Woman-Owned Business

May 8, 2007

OAK RIDGE, TENN.—Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) extended a Mentor-Protégé agreement to PTG Organizational Solutions, LLC, a woman-owned, HUBZone-certified technical/professional services firm located in Oak Ridge. The HUBZone program stimulates economic development and creates jobs in urban and rural communities by providing federal contracting preferences to small businesses.

PTG owners Kathy J. Turpin and Dr. Lou Rabinowitz and ORAU President Ron Townsend signed an agreement initiating a support relationship as provided under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Mentor-Protégé program. “PTG is a respected, client-focused, solutions-based organization, and ORAU is excited about partnering together under a Mentor-Protégé agreement,” Townsend said.

PTG offers inventive human resources, training, project management and administrative support services to its clients. PTG has been supporting several ORAU and Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (ORISE) programs and is positioned to provide additional professional services that complement ORAU’s core competencies.

Executives at Mentor-Protege signing

Pictured are (front row, L to R): PTG Owners Kathy Turpin and Dr. Lou Rabinowitz and ORAU President Ron Townsend; (back row, L to R): ORAU Procurement Services Manager John Bennett, ORAU Contract Specialist Sharon Jacobs and ORAU Small Business Program Manager Ernest Whitaker.
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ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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