Formerly, Mr. Adkins was Senior Vice President of IBM, having served in that position from 2007 until 2014. In his more than 33-year career, Mr. Adkins has held a number of operational and executive management roles spanning across strategy, technology, systems and supply chain.
Mr. Adkins was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2005. He serves on the board of directors for United Parcel Service (UPS), PayPal, Grainger, and Avnet. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), a trustee of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and Rollins College. Mr. Adkins also serves on the UMBC Board of Visitors and the Adrienne Arsht Center Trust Board. He previously served on the boards of PPL Corporation, Pitney Bowes, PeopleClick Inc., the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation, the Harlem School of the Arts and the Smithsonian National Board.
Mr. Adkins holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech, as well as, a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in physics from Rollins College.