Parsons announced Nov. 22 the appointment of Carey A. Smith as president of its federal business unit. She will be responsible for serving a variety of U.S. federal government agency customers in the defense, environmental, infrastructure, security and intelligence services markets.
“We are thrilled to welcome Carey to the Parsons team, where she will take charge of one of our most important business units,” Parsons Chairman and CEO Chuck Harrington said. “Carey is a respected leader in our industry, and her diverse experience makes her the right choice to contribute to our continued success. Carey will lead our federal business unit as it brings people, processes and technology together to provide innovative solutions to our expanding base of U.S. federal government customers. I also want to thank Tom for his outstanding performance as interim head of our federal business unit.”
Thomas L. Roell, who has been serving as interim president of Parsons’ federal business unit since August, will resume his role as vice chairman and chief risk adviser.
Smith most recently worked at Honeywell, where she was president of defense and space. She was named one of the Top 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM (2014) and to the list of Top 100 Women in STEM (2012). Prior to joining Honeywell, she held a variety of positions with Lockheed Martin Corp.. She started her career with IBM Federal Systems.
Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Ohio Northern University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University. She is a certified program management professional and a certified Green Belt, and she has published more than 10 papers, one of which was recognized by Time Life Books. She is a member of the Professional Services Council Executive Committee and board of directors as well as the Defense Industry Initiative.