Wynn Coggins is the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She is responsible for supporting the development and delivery of the administrative functions for the agency related to strategic leadership, management, policy and oversight support for human resources, hiring, union relations, space, security and Agency-wide human capital and telework programs. Prior to her role as the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, she was a group director in the USPTO electrical and mechanical technologies, responsible for the management and oversight of patent examiners in the circuits, measuring, testing and business methods technologies. She has been a frequent public speaker both nationally and internationally to many public and private organizations on topics related to human capital, Intellectual Property, and advocacy for inclusion and STEM education for women and girls. She has represented the USPTO to Congress, stakeholder interest groups and the media.
Mrs. Coggins joined the Patent and Trademark Office in 1990, after spending four years working for an engineering and architectural consulting firm in Fairfax, Virginia. She received an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University in 1986, and a Master of Science in Information Systems Technology with a concentration in Information Resources Management in 1999 from The George Washington University School of Business and Public Management. She also received a Certificate of Advanced Public Management through The Maxwell School of Syracuse University in 2002. She is a member of Chi Epsilon, the civil engineering honor society.
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