Parsons’ Carey Smith to Serve in Dual Role as COO and President

Carey Smith, Parsons

Carey Smith, Parsons

In addition to her position as Parsons Corp. chief operating officer, Carey Smith is also assuming the role of president effective immediately, a role spanning the company’s global operations.

Smith will oversee operational business lines and functions critical to supporting customers’ missions. Her appointment and other organizational realignments intend to improve synergies between Parsons’ critical infrastructure and federal solutions business segments, as well as increase growth and performance, the company said.

These moves also integrate corporate procurement, IT, corporate real estate and facilities, and the safety and sustainability enterprise functions into the operations team.

Smith said she is honored to take on these new responsibilities.

“This is an exciting time at Parsons,” she said. “We are in a strong competitive position with ample market opportunities, and I am proud of our talented employees and what we have collectively accomplished. I look forward to working with the Parsons team to achieve continued growth and deliver a better world.”

Smith joined Parsons in 2016 as president of the company’s federal solutions business, where she helped shape and grow the current portfolio. She rose to COO in 2018 when Parsons merged its federal solutions and critical infrastructure businesses.

“Carey’s proven track record of organic and strategic growth makes her well prepared to take on this increased leadership responsibility,” said Chuck Harrington, Parsons chairman and CEO. “She is an exceptional leader and the Parsons team looks forward to further success with her in this new role.”

Smith also serves on the boards of Edison International and the Professional Services Council. She was among WashingtonExec’s 2019’s Top 25 Execs to Watch and a finalist for the 2019 Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards, in the $300 million revenue category for the Executive of the Year

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