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Interview with Rodney C. Adkins

Rob AtkinsonRod Adkins is President of 3RAM Group LLC, a privately held company specializing in capital investments, business consulting services and property management. Formerly, Mr. Adkins was Senior Vice President of IBM, having served in that position from 2007 until 2014. He is the company’s first African American Senior Vice President and corporate officer. In his more than 33-year career, Mr. Adkins has held several senior vice president roles, including Strategic Partnerships and Corporate Strategy from 2013 to 2014, where he was responsible for leading continuous transformation across IBM and developing strategies for a new era of computing, new markets and new clients.

Mr. Adkins was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2005, which is one of the highest national recognitions for the engineering profession. His life story is archived in The History Makers and he is a lifetime member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). In 2001, NSBE recognized Mr. Adkins with the Golden Torch Award for Lifetime Achievement in Industry. In 2002, Fortune magazine named Mr. Adkins one of the 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in America. Black Enterprise magazine chose Mr. Adkins as its 2011 Corporate Executive of the Year. Mr. Adkins has been awarded honorary doctoral degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).

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Mr. Adkins serves on the board of directors for United Parcel Service (UPS), Grainger, PPL Corporation, Avnet and the national board of the Smithsonian Institution. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), a trustee of Georgia Tech and Rollins College. Mr. Adkins also serves on the UMBC Board of Visitors and the University of Miami College of Engineering Visiting Committee. He previously served on the board of Pitney Bowes, PeopleClick Inc. and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME).

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April 12
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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