Byron Adkins Jr., a 17-year military and public service veteran, has been appointed to lead a Department of the Interior (DOC) center that provides human resources, procurement and financial management support to agencies.
As the Interior Business Center's director, he will be responsible for shared services delivery across the department and more than 150 other federal organizations. He will also supervise over 900 personnel tasked with providing business support services to customer agencies.
Adkins previously worked as director in the Department of Commerce Office of Facilities and Environmental Quality and as deputy director of the Agricultural Research Service's Eastern Business Service Center.
His career has also included time as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill, an electrical engineer for the City of Richmond, Virginia, and a commissioned officer at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
He held a project manager role and supported the Army Research Development and Engineering Command during his private-sector stint.