Carey Smith, Board Chair, President, Chief Executive Officer at Parsons

Carey Smith serves as Parsons’ Chair, President, and Chief Executive Officer. She oversees the company’s strategy, growth, business execution, and global operations. Her background includes extensive strategic planning experience, particularly in acquiring and integrating technology businesses. Furthermore, Ms. Smith possesses a robust cybersecurity background gained from her tenure in the aerospace and defense industry at Honeywell Aerospace and Lockheed Martin.  

Since joining Parsons in 2016, Carey Smith has achieved organic growth, acquired four companies, and expanded margins while promoting Parsons. Her outstanding contributions have been recognized through the Wash100 award, which she has received five times in 2017, 2018, 2021, 2022, and 2023 over its ten-year history.  

Carey Smith in 2023

Carey Smith’s goal is to secure top positions in high-growth market areas. She plans to capitalize on the opportunities presented by the U.S. infrastructure initiatives and position Parsons as a national security and critical infrastructure leader by leveraging domestic and international infrastructure investments. 

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