Kevin Kerns, PBS Regional Commissioner
A seasoned leader in both a military and civilian capacity, Kevin Kerns has served the American public for more than 40 years through his immense expertise and experience in financial management and agency administration.
Currently, Kevin Kerns holds the position of Public Buildings Service Regional Commissioner for the U.S. General Services Administration’s Southeast Sunbelt Region. In this role, Kerns oversees the management of nearly 1,500 federally owned buildings and leased facilities, covering more than 44 million rentable square feet, as well as the construction and renovation of federal properties throughout eight southeastern states.
Prior to this appointment, Kerns held several positions within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), most recently as the deputy associate director of the Management Directorate for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), where he led offices and teams to improve quality, timeliness, and innovation in order to provide better management support functions to USCIS customers. Kerns is also a graduate of the DHS Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program.
In addition to his civil service, Kerns served 30 years as both an armor officer and a comptroller in the U.S. Army. He finished his military career as the deputy chief financial officer of U.S. Army Forces Command, a $22 billion command responsible for funding conventional Army ground forces domestically and in the Middle East.
Kerns graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, and holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College. He is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.