Tanya Counts professional and educational background in Economic Development. She has over 15 years of experience working with businesses. Her specialty is in local government contracting and entrepreneurship.
Prior to joining PTAC in January of 2020, Tanya was a manger in the Economic Development Department’s Small Business Office for the City of San Antonio. In that role she was responsible for managing over 2,000 contracts for the City, managing Launch SA which is the City’s Entrepreneurship Center, the City’s Loan Buy Down program as well as the Culinary Incubator. Tanya managed the Citywide Diversity Action Plan Subcommittee as well as served on the Citywide Equity Committee.
Prior to the position with the City, Tanya was the Director of Corporate Services and Administration for LiftFund, a Community Development Financial Institution. In that role Tanya managed the Compliance Department, all stakeholder relationships and assisted small businesses with gaining access to capital.
Tanya is a native of California and received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from CSULB and a Masters in Nonprofit Management from UNLV. Tanya is a certified Contract Compliance Administrator as well as an Equity Trainer. Tanya has served on various small business selection and advisory committees.