Carey Smith

President and Chief Operating Officer, Parsons Corporation

Carey is the President and Chief Operating Officer for Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) where she is responsible for strategy, growth and execution. In this role she leads the profit and loss for the corporation and the company’s global operations in 50 states and 26 countries. Parsons is organized into two segments: Critical Infrastructure and Federal Solutions, and serves the following markets: space and geospatial solutions; cyber and intelligence; engineered systems; missile defense and C5ISR; mobility solutions; and connected communities.

Carey joined Parsons in 2016 as president of the firm’s Federal Solutions business. She was promoted to chief operating officer in 2018 when the company merged its federal and critical infrastructure business segments. During this time, Carey shaped the portfolio, grew the business organically, acquired four companies, expanded margins and played a key role in taking the company public. In 2019 Carey became the president and chief operating officer, assuming additional responsibilities including functional support.

Prior to joining Parsons in 2016, Carey held a series of progressive leadership roles within the defense and aerospace industry. Most recently, she was President of the Defense and Space business unit at Honeywell, where she led an expansion of the firm’s business with a broad base of customers, including U.S. government agencies and international defense ministries. At Honeywell, she also served as President of Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. and Vice President of Honeywell Aerospace Customer and Product Support.

Prior to Honeywell, Carey held a number of positions at Lockheed Martin, including Vice President of Technical Services, Vice President, Business Development, Maritime Systems & Sensors business unit; and President and CEO of Canada. She began her career as a systems engineer.

Carey holds an M.S. in electrical engineering from Syracuse University and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Ohio Northern University. In 2018, she received an honorary doctorate from Ohio Northern University for her outstanding contributions to the university and the field of engineering.

Carey is a certified Program Management Professional, a certified Green Belt, a certified NACD cyber governance professional and a NACD fellow. She is a member of the Edison International Board of Directors, the Professional Services Council’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors where she serves as Vice Chair, and is a member of the Intelligence National Security Alliance and WashingtonExec.

For 2018 and 2019, Carey was named one of the “Top 25 Execs to Watch” by WashingtonExec and in 2019 a finalist for Executive of the Year by Washington Government Contract Awards (GovCon). In 2017 and 2018, she was named to the Wash100 by Executive Mosaic, in 2014 she was named one of the Top 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM, and in 2017 and 2012 Carey was recognized as one of the Top 100 Women in STEM. Carey was the Marlington High School alumni of the year in 2016 and Ohio Northern University alumni of the year in 2015.