Timothy (“Tim”) Atkin is the Chief Administrative Officer (CCO) and is focused on driving business transformation of Blackboard’s enterprise operations in support of Blackboard clients and employees.
As CAO, Tim leads the IT and Facilities teams and works across the integrated leadership team at Blackboard to improve business processes, increase automation, simplify systems, and ultimately enhance the client and employee experience.
Tim has over 25 years of senior leadership experience driving organisational excellence across operations, communications and public affairs, service delivery, investor relations and M&A. Prior to joining Blackboard, he served in several leadership roles at SRA International including Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and Chief of Staff. At SRA, he created and led new business areas in Critical Infrastructure Protection and Cybersecurity and was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Government IT for his role in shaping U.S. cyber-security strategy.
Before SRA, Tim was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) and served as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. He also worked as a White House Fellow at the National Security Council. Additionally, he served for 12 years in the U.S. Coast Guard including twice as a Commanding Officer and as an Assistant Professor in Management and Economics at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Tim holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Science in Government with high honours from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He currently serves as Board Chair for The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health and is on the advisory board for Reye Partners Asset Management.