Ken Bloch, Program Manager
kbloch@emdc.org • 207.974.3245
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.


Ernie Gray, Regional Manager
egray@emdc.org • 207.653.8625
Ernie has represented EMDC and Maine PTAC in Southern Maine for 24 years. A graduate of Spaulding High School in New Hampshire, Ernie began his career serving 4 years with the Naval Construction Battalion (Seabees). He went on to serve over 30 years at various locations throughout the United States. Ernie enjoys helping clients market their products and services; seeing them progress in their understanding of government contracts and win awards is his favorite part of the job. Ernie serves Southwest Maine: Androscoggin, Cumberland, Oxford and York Counties.


Dana Delano, Counselor
ddelano@nmdc.org • 207.653.8625
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, Counselor
kbragg@sunrisecounty.org • 207.255.0983
Katie joined Maine PTAC as part of the Sunrise County Economic Commission. 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 Shorthaired Pointers. Katie serves Downeast Maine in Washington County.


Bryan Wallace, Counselor
bwallace@emdc.org • 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.


Erin Severance, Program Assistant
eseverance@emdc.org • 207.942.6389
Erin is a Maine native who received her Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2008 from University of Maine at Augusta – Bangor Campus. Before deciding to try a new career path, she worked for a local veterinary office for eight years. Outside of work, Erin is a self-proclaimed "video game nerd" and enjoys playing a multitude of games, she enjoys spending time by the ocean, going to concerts, and hiking. She lives in Veazie with her husband, Kyle, her 5 cats and 2 dachshunds. Erin serves primarily in EMDC/Maine PTAC's Bangor location.


Thomas White, Associate Procurement Counselor
thomas.white@emdc.org • 207.942.6389
Thomas began his career with EMDC as a Logistics Intern in the summer of 2018, where he assisted with transportation-related projects and the development of a multi-jurisdictional comprehensive plan. Thomas works primarily in our Bangor office, where he helps small business clients become qualified bidders and successful contractors to federal, state and local government agencies. He will receive his Bachelor’s degree in International Business & Logistics this December from Maine Maritime Academy.