Top 10 Civilian Executives to Watch: Kristine Martin Anderson, Booz Allen Hamilton

Kristine Martin Anderson

In 2018, Kristine Martin Anderson transitioned from heading Booz Allen Hamilton’s health business to leading the firm’s entire civil business portfolio, which serves federal clients in health care, homeland security, justice, transportation, energy and financial services. Last year was also an exciting year of growth for the Civil team as it continued to innovate on digital, artificial intelligence and cyber solutions to enable client missions.

These types of innovative solutions, fortified with deep mission knowledge, are enabling Booz Allen to get closer to the core of the civilian missions and the citizen experience, according to Anderson.

And one of Booz Allen’s primary differentiators is the firm’s ability to deliver the type of talent and solutions that enable clients’ most critical missions. Many organizations can sell technology or mission knowledge alone, but Booz Allen’s combination of mission understanding, advanced technical capability and consulting heritage gets the best results. The firm can quickly mobilize experienced, specialized talent from around the organization to help clients transform.

Booz Allen aspires to have a profound impact on how citizens experience their tech-enabled government. The firm is constantly evaluating and testing new technologies to keep up with the explosive pace of change. In particular, human-centered design, agile development, artificial intelligence, cloud and mobile technologies, and secure DevOps have shown scaled impact and opportunity.

Why Watch:

Anderson is interested in testing new consulting delivery models enabled by innovation in contracting. She believes the government can simultaneously shift more risk and provide more flexibility to contractors to innovate. The ultimate example of that would be outcome-based contracts. She also remains steadfastly committed to growing a diverse leadership team across Booz Allen’s Civil business. Anderson believes it is critical to connect talent to new and challenging opportunities to facilitate the growth and development of the next generation of diverse leaders.

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