Chuck Spence

Program Director Apex Accelerators

Chuck Spence has had a long-distinguished career in public service for the State of Utah. His last 22 years in business and economic development – his passion!

Chuck earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Utah.

Chuck was appointed Director of the Utah Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), now known as APEX Accelerator, in April 2016, where he provides leadership for a statewide program and a staff of ten employees.
Chuck joined the Governor’s Office of Economic Development in February 2005, as the Deputy Director of PTAC and helped build the program from the ground up.

Chuck has served in several leadership positions both locally as president of the Utah Supplier Development Council (USDC) from 2008-2011, and nationally with the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) since 2011. In March 2015, Chuck was elected President of APTAC. In his role as President, Chuck testified before a Congressional Sub-Committee regarding the PTAC program and its accomplishments.

Chuck has also been officially recognized for his exemplary work by receiving five letters of excellence from former Governor/Ambassador Jon Huntsman and Governor Gary Herbert.

In October 2022, Chuck was the recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Leadership by Governor Spencer Cox.

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