On August 15th, 2010, David M. Robinson was appointed to the position of Associate Director for Management Resources for the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In this capacity he is responsible for all NIST-wide institutional support and administrative offices and their functions, including: workforce management, information technology and services, safety and environmental management, facilities maintenance and construction, accounting and finance, acquisitions and grants management, budget formulation, strategic planning, and emergency response. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Robinson served as the NIST Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Mr. Robinson began his career in the United States Marine Corps and served for over 20 years in various leadership and financial management roles including assignments as an Infantry Company Commander, Deputy Comptroller for Marine Corps Air Bases Western Area, and as a senior cost analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon.
After retiring from the Marine Corps in 2002, Mr. Robinson continued his career in public service holding a number of top management and executive-level positions in the federal government including Comptroller and Director of Financial Management at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Senior Policy and Management Advisor to the CFO at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and Director of DOE's Office of Finance and Accounting.
After being accepted into the U.S. Government's Senior Executive Service (SES), Mr. Robinson was selected to be the CFO and Director of Administration for the International Trade Administration (ITA), also at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In this capacity he was the principal advisor to the Under Secretary for International Trade on matters that span the entire range of financial and administrative management issues facing the bureau.
Mr. Robinson holds a Master of Science degree in financial management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and is a graduate of North Georgia College & State University where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration. In addition, he earned the Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) certification and was named Defense Comptroller of the Year in 1996 by the American Society of Military Comptrollers.
Associate Director for Management Resources