Adam B. Arthur attended Marshall University, where he majored in Business Information Systems. Arthur served in the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources as a media coordinator and public health information and technology specialist. He primarily focused on public information management, branding design, new web applications and other Internet strategies.
Arthur has frequently consulted for web-savvy businesses in the areas of interactive and emergent technologies, Semantic Web developments, Augmented Reality projects, SaaS applications, interoperability initiatives, standards and best practices for virtual engagements, ROI, marketing, branding, web and print graphic design, and sales/business management.
More recently, Arthur joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, serving as a SharePoint council member, the site collection administrator for their Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS/CDC), and Project Development Manager and administrator for phConnect.org - the first social network ever created by government. Arthur also served as a partner liaison in the Communities of Practice Program for public health informaticians, under the Knowledge Management branch.
Arthur is currently working within the Office of the Director, in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) at CDC - managing the Virtual Platform Initiative and developing cutting-edge virtual engagements for the agency. He is the Director of the newly formed Virtual Knowledge Exchange research and development project between CDC and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and will soon oversee the largest federal contract mechanism in the country for U.S.-based agencies to have access to immersive and non-immersive virtual enterprise portals for remote daily business use. As an in-demand speaker, Arthur is considered one of the foremost virtual engagements experts in the streaming media and virtual platform industries and the principal authority in the public sector.
He is one of the co-founders of the Government Virtual Engagements Community of Practice and Government Virtual Engagements Labs project, and is one of GovLoop.com's original Community Leaders. Arthur is a member of the American Council for Technology (ACT)'s Emerging Technology Shared Interest Group, a member of the U.S. Federal Government Web Content Managers Forum, a member of the Accessibility, Technology and Innovation Sub-Council and the Training and Development Sub-Council, and has participated in several well-known software alpha and beta-testing projects.
In his spare time, Arthur serves on the Board for the National Association of Government Communicators as the Professional Development Director, contributes to the Alliance for Government Virtual Engagements in an expert advisory role and is constantly experimenting and developing new technology use cases for government innovation, sustainability and cost savings.