Carey Smith

President and Chief Executive Officer
Parsons Corporation

As the president and chief executive officer of Parsons Corporation, Carey is responsible for the company’s strategy, growth, business execution, and global operations. Parsons is headquartered in Centreville, Va., operates globally in 26 countries with 15,000 employees, and creates the future of national security and global infrastructure to deliver a better world.  

Carey joined Parsons in 2016 as president of the Federal Solutions business. She was promoted to chief operating officer in 2018, and president and chief operating officer in 2019.  During this time, Carey operationalized the company’s business segments, merged the federal and critical infrastructure functions, enhanced organic top and bottom-line growth across both segments, drove the acquisition identification and integration of six companies (Williams Electric, Polaris Alpha®, OGSystems®, QRC® Technologies, Braxton Science and Technology Group, BlackHorse Solutions), and helped take the company public. She was unanimously elected chief executive officer of Parsons Corporation by the board of directors and appointed to the position in July 2021.

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