David L. Adkins, Ph.D., of Voorheesville has been named the new chief technology officer of the New York State Bar Association.

Adkins, who assumed the newly-created position on March 4, is developing a long-range strategic technology vision for the Association and supervises the Management Information Services Department, which oversees all technology for the 76,000-member Bar Association.

"David Adkins is a proven leader with a tremendous command of technology, outstanding organizational skills and extensive strategic planning experience," said Patricia K. Bucklin, executive director of the State Bar Association. "We are fortunate to have someone with his expertise and leadership abilities join our team. I look forward to the many contributions he will make to serve our members and staff."

Prior to joining the Bar Association, Adkins since 2004 had served as director of information technology for the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), which has more than 600,000 members. He began working at NYSUT in 1993. He previously was associated with several technology firms in the Albany area.

A telecommunications production major at Syracuse University, Adkins earned an MBA as well as a Ph.D. in information science from the State University of New York at Albany. He has been an adjunct instructor at the State University of New York at Albany, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Siena College. He also conducts an online course for the University of Maryland, Graduate School of Management and Technology. 

Adkins serves as vice-chairman of the board of Council Services Plus and the Heldeberg Workshop. He is a board member of the New York State Council of Nonprofits. He also is a member of the School of Business Advisory Committee for Hudson Valley Community College.

The 76,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. It was founded in 1876.


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