IT doesn’t exist in a vacuum – something we quickly realized when faced with the prospect of converting the in-person workflows of close to 16,000 employees to remote work. Our Digital Transformation program – including IT advisory, implementation, operations, and management – helped us turn on a dime, allowing more than 90% of our workforce to transition to remote work. Leveraging help from around the organization, we’ve successfully gone from in-person to on-video in practically no time at all.

Listen in as we talk to the IT, security, and communications teams that made it happen for Parsons – and can make secure, productive remote work happen for you, too.

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Meet Our Experts


Stuart Kippelman is the Chief Information Officer of Parsons, responsible for the global IT function including all aspects of information technology strategy, operations, and digital business transformation. Prior to joining Parsons, Stuart held CIO and leadership roles at Griffols/Biotest, Platform Specialty Products, Covanta Energy, and Johnson & Johnson. For his transformational work, Stuart has received numerous prestigious industry recognitions including Top 100 CIO’s in STEM, Computerworld’s Premier IT Leader Award, and CIO.com Top 100. Stuart holds multiple patents in data mining, analytics, and Business Intelligence.


Mike Cesta has over 25 years of experience supporting global enterprise technology, engineering, operations, and development activities.  He’s been with Parsons for the last 10 years in various positions, and he’s been in the CTO position since 2016. In his current role, Mike is working hard to execute the company’s cloud strategy while keeping Parsons compliant and innovative at the same time. Prior to joining Parsons Mike worked for Perot Systems supporting its customers in various infrastructure program capacities, and before he joined the private sector, Mike served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps.


Karen Wright is vice president of the Business Relationship Management (BRM) office at Parsons Corporation. Her more than 20 years of experience in information technology has helped customers and partners throughout the world in the defense, intelligence, critical infrastructure, legal and healthcare industries converge business strategy and capabilities with IT services. Nicknamed by her co-workers as Chief Action Officer, Karen is a business partner and customer advocate and greatly enjoys bringing cross-functional teams together to accomplish business objectives and believes teams should have fun in the process.


Melissa Kletzker has more than 20 years of experience in talent management, learning and development, and communications – 16 of those with Parsons! She currently serves as our Vice President of Internal Communications where she partners with executive leaders to plan, direct, and execute innovative internal communications strategies that engage and empower employees to make the world a better place.


Tim Potier is the Senior Vice President & Chief Security Officer of Parsons Corporation. His responsibilities include executive leadership and management of Parsons global cybersecurity and physical security portfolio. In addition, Tim leads Parsons Corporate Response Management Team which is responsible for managing Parsons’ response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to joining Parsons 7 years ago, Tim was the Chief Security Officer for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding.


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