Rodney C. Adkins has been elected as chairman of the board of Phoenix-based Avnet, a leading global technology solutions provider. A board member since 2015, Adkins also is president of 3RAM Group LLC, a privately held company specializing in capital investments, business consulting services and property management.
He succeeds William H. Schumann III, who has served as chairman since 2012. A director since 2010, Schumann will remain on the board.
In addition, Brenda Freeman has been elected to the board, and will serve on the audit and corporate governance committees. Freeman is the chief marketing officer at Magic Leap, a private company focused on virtual retinal displays.