Rodney Adkins, NAE
President, 3RAM Group LLC
Rod 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. In his more than 33-year career, he 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, PPL Corporation, Avnet, the national board of the Smithsonian Institution and the Harlem School of the Arts. 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 University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Board of Visitors and the University of Miami College of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Board. He previously served on the board of Pitney Bowes, PeopleClick Inc. and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME). Mr. Adkins holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in physics from Rollins College, as well as Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech.