Leadership & Governance

Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors

Executive Leadership Team

Charles L. Harrington

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Charles Harrington was appointed Chief Executive Officer in May 2008. He was named Chairman of the Parsons Board of Directors later that year and President of the corporation in 2009. Before his appointment in 2006 to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Parsons, Mr. Harrington was the founding President of one of Parsons’ divisions. In addition to his responsibilities at Parsons, Mr. Harrington serves on the boards of AES Corporation and J.G. Boswell Company. He also serves on several nonprofit boards, including the Business-Higher Education Forum, the California Science Center Foundation Board of Trustees, and the California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo Foundation Board of Directors.

Garold B. “Gary” Adams

President – MEA

Gary Adams is President of Parsons Middle East Africa (MEA) and is responsible for leading the company’s operations throughout the MEA region. Before his role as President of MEA, Mr. Adams held positions with increasing levels of responsibility, most recently as Executive Vice President and Global Operations Director of Parsons Transportation (now Parsons Infrastructure). In California, he served on several regional boards, including a toll road agency, and lectured at two universities on engineering and transportation topics. Mr. Adams is a fellow in both the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

George L. Ball

Chief Financial Officer

George Ball was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President in 2008. Since joining the company in 1983, he has served in a variety of financial and operational positions. In addition to his responsibilities at Parsons, he serves on the Board of Directors of NCI Building Systems, Inc., Wells Fargo Real Estate Investment Corporation, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California, and the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation Board of Trustees.

Debra A. Fiori

Chief Human Resources Officer

Debra Fiori serves as Corporate Senior Vice President of Talent Management and is responsible for leadership development, succession planning, organizational design, reward systems, talent acquisition, and human resources operations. Ms. Fiori joined Parsons in 2007 as Talent Management Director and then progressed to Vice President. Ms. Fiori is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, G100, the Human Resources Roundtable at the University of California at Los Angeles, and the Women Transportation Seminar. She currently serves on the Board of Kidspace Children’s Museum.

Donald D. “Don” Graul

President – Construction

Don Graul is President of Parsons Construction and leads the corporation’s infrastructure construction business throughout North America. He rejoined Parsons in February 2015 as Executive Vice President of Design-Build Construction, and he previously served as Senior Executive for Alternative Project Delivery. Mr. Graul is a member of the Construction Industry Round Table, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, the Transportation Research Board, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Design-Build Institute of America.

Virginia Grebbien

Chief Marketing Officer

Virginia Grebbien is Chief Marketing Officer. She oversees marketing, branding, and internal and external communications; the Fellows Program; and government relations. She joined Parsons in 2008 and most recently served as Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff. Ms. Grebbien is a recognized expert in the water sector. She also has considerable experience in government relations, public policy, strategic customer development, business development, project development and finance, and project management. She currently serves on the boards of Liberty Utilities, the California Science Center, the California Foundation on the Environment and Economy, the Los Angeles Business Council, and the Los Angeles Sports Council.

Michael W. “Mike” Johnson

Chief Development Officer

Mike Johnson is Chief Development Officer and drives the expansion of Parsons’ strategic customer, partner, and supplier relationships across the company. Previously, he was President of Parsons Infrastructure. Mr. Johnson has more than 28 years of progressive experience at Parsons. He led the creation of Parsons’ connected cities solutions PaaS and the critical components of its next-generation digital business strategy. Mr. Johnson is a member of several professional organizations, including the Energy Security Leadership Council (ESLC), SAFE’s Autonomous Vehicles Task Force, and Construction Industry Round Table. He is a board member of Enterprise Florida.

Michael R. “Mike” Kolloway

Chief General Counsel

Mike Kolloway serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Parsons Corporation. He joined Parsons in 2016 as Vice President & Deputy General Counsel – Americas. Before that, he served as Senior Corporate Vice President/Assistant General Counsel for Operations and Risk Management at AECOM. He began his career as a partner in the Chicago law firm of Rock, Fusco and Garvey where he was a member of the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois, focusing his practice on civil litigation.

Carey A. Smith

Chief Operating Officer

Carey Smith is Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the profits and losses of the federal and infrastructure businesses, as well as implementing the corporate organic growth strategy built on continuous technology innovation. Before joining Parsons, she served in progressive leadership roles at Honeywell, including as President of its defense and space division, Vice President of Honeywell Aerospace Customer and Product Support, and President of Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc. Prior to joining Honeywell, Ms. Smith held various positions at Lockheed Martin. She is on the NN Inc. Board of Directors and the Professional Services Council’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors, and is a member of the Intelligence National Security Alliance.

Adam W. Taylor

Chief Transformation and Operations Officer

Adam Taylor is Chief Transformation and Operations Officer, responsible for leading the continued evolution of Parsons’ enhanced operations model and enabling the corporation’s transformation as a data-driven, cognitive solutions leader. Prior to joining Parsons, Mr. Taylor served as Chief Strategy Officer at Veritiv Corporation, and before that, he served as Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development, and Innovation at Office Depot, Inc. He previously served in strategy and business development roles with AT&T.

Board of Directors

Charles L. Harrington

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Executive Officer of Parsons

Mr. Harrington was appointed Chief Executive Officer in May 2008. He was named Chairman of the Parsons Board of Directors later that year and President of the corporation in 2009. Before his appointment in 2006 to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Parsons, Mr. Harrington was the founding President of one of Parsons’ divisions.

Kenneth C. Dahlberg

Former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

Mr. Dahlberg was Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Before joining SAIC, he was Executive Vice President of General Dynamics. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Raytheon Systems Company and subsequently President of Raytheon International. Before that, he was Senior Vice President of Hughes Aircraft and Corporate Vice President of Hughes Electronics. Mr. Dahlberg is also a Director on the boards of Teledyne Technologies, Inc. and Motorola Solutions.

Mark K. Holdsworth

Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC

Mr. Holdsworth is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC. Before that, he was a Vice President of Corporate Finance at U.S. Bancorp Libra, Inc. He serves as Vice Chairman of EP Management Corporation and served as Chairman of International Wire Group. Mr. Holdsworth currently serves as Chairman of WinCup, Inc., and Chairman of Real Mex Restaurants, Inc. He is a National Trustee of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Steven F. Leer

Former Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arch Coal, Inc.

Mr. Leer is former Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arch Coal, Inc. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, and before that he was President as well as Chief Executive Officer from the time the company was formed. Prior to Arch Coal’s formation, Mr. Leer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Arch Mineral Corporation, one of Arch Coal’s predecessor companies. In addition, he serves on the boards of Norfolk Southern Corporation, USG Corporation, and Washington University in St. Louis, and is a former regent of the University of the Pacific.

Tamara L. Lundgren

President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (SSI)

Ms. Lundgren is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (SSI). Before that, she was Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of SSI. Prior to joining SSI, she was a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase, a managing Director at Deutsche Bank in New York and London, and a partner at the law firm of Hogan & Hartson, LLP. Ms. Lundgren serves as a Director on the boards of Ryder System, Inc., and the Portland Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She is Chairman of the Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Committee of 200, and a member of the Business Leadership Council of Wellesley College.

James F. McGovern

Senior Managing Partner of Alagem Capital; Chief Executive Officer and President of Dunhill Technologies, LLC; and Partner with McGovern & Smith Law Firm

Mr. McGovern is Senior Managing Partner of Alagem Capital; Chief Executive Officer and President of Dunhill Technologies, LLC; and Partner with McGovern & Smith Law Firm. Mr. McGovern previously served as Acting Secretary of the U.S. Air Force and Staff Director of the Senate Committee on Armed Services.

Harry T. McMahon

Former Executive Vice Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Having spent 32 years in investment banking, Mr. McMahon has broad experience providing strategic and financial solutions for corporations and institutions worldwide. This has included leading teams on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance advisory projects. He previously served as Executive Vice Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and currently serves as an independent director in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, including California Resources Corporation, where he chairs its Compensation Committee; Cottage Health System; Claremont McKenna College, where he was Board Chair for eight years; and the Henry R. Kravis Leadership Institute. He also acts as Senior Advisor and Director of G100 Companies.

M. Christian Mitchell

Former National Managing Partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP’s mortgage banking and finance practice

Mr. Mitchell was National Managing Partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP’s mortgage banking and finance practice. Before that, his roles with the firm included Regional Managing Partner for various practices, Associate National Managing Partner for the banking and thrift practice, and partner in the mergers and acquisitions and capital markets practice. Mr. Mitchell currently serves as a director for Special Value Opportunities Fund LLC; Reis, Inc.; Grandpoint Capital, Inc.; and Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation. In addition, he serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Marshall & Stevens. Mr. Mitchell also serves as Chairman and President of the Southern California Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). He is recognized by NACD as a Board Leadership Fellow and was named to the “100 Most Influential People in Corporate Governance” list by Directorship magazine in 2011 and 2012. In addition, he served a 2-year term as an Accounting Fellow for a federal agency.

Major General Suzanne M. “Zan” Vautrinot, USAF (ret)

President of Kilovolt Consulting, Inc.

Maj. Gen. Vautrinot is President of Kilovolt Consulting, Inc., a cyber security strategy and technology consulting firm. She serves as a Director on the boards for Symantec Corporation; ECOLAB, Inc.; the Battelle Memorial Institute, and Wells Fargo. Before retiring, she was a Major General in the United States Air Force and served as Commander, 24th Air Force and Air Forces Cyber.

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