Byron M. Adkins, Jr.
Deputy Director
Office of Facilities and Environmental Quality

Deputy Director PhotoByron M. Adkins, Jr. serves as the Deputy Director of the Office of Facilities and Environmental Quality in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce. 

As Deputy Director, he leads and directs five separate offices within the Office of Facilities and Environmental Quality in support of the Director. He oversees and directs Departmental policy and programs for a variety of functions, including energy and environmental management, and real property program administration. Additionally, he supports the Director in oversight of operations and maintenance of Herbert C. Hoover Building (HCHB) as well as the HCHB Renovation and Modernization Project.

Prior to joining the Commerce Department, Mr. Adkins held a number of leadership and senior management roles in several federal agencies.  Most recently as the Deputy Director, Eastern Business Service Center, UDSA Agriculture Research Service overseeing the Facilities Management, Acquisitions, and Information Technology Directorates. He has also served in senior leadership roles both at the Department of Interior, Interior Business Center and the Department of Agriculture, Office of Operations.   

Mr. Adkins started his career with the City of Richmond (Richmond, VA), Department of Public Utilities as an electrical engineer and was later commissioned into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where he served in a number of assignments located around the world.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University and is a certified Project Management Professional. He also received a Master of Public Administration from Troy University and a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University.  Mr. Adkins is married and he and his wife have one child.  



Office of Facilities and Environmental Quality
Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

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