Carey Smith named Chief Operating Officer, Parsons

Nov. 5, 2018: Carey Smith has been named as the Chief Operating Officer for Parsons’ newly-merged Infrastructure and Federal business divisions. Parsons has merged into a single structure its Infrastructure and Federal business units to align the company’s end-to-end platforms with its client set and create joint research-and-development initiatives. Chuck Harrington, Parsons Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said in a statement released on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, that the company aims to increase organizational agility, collaboration and innovation to help clients address technological challenges with digital technology. “This structural alignment also provides enhanced and broadened opportunities to our talented workforce while driving cross-market innovation,” Harrington added. Smith, formerly the President of Parsons’ Federal business, has been named as the Chief Operating Officer for both units, with oversight of profit-and-loss and corporate organic growth strategy implementation. Mike Johnson, the President of Infrastructure at Parsons, is scheduled to move to the position of Chief Development Officer to oversee the expansion of the company’s partner, client and supplier relationships. Virginia Grebbien, Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff, has been named to lead the firm’s Branding, Marketing, Government Relations, Fellows Program and Internal and External communications efforts as Chief Marketing Officer. Smith, Grebbien and Johnson are scheduled to directly report to Harrington under the new structure, in which Parsons Middle East Africa will continue to run as an independent business unit.

Attribution: GovConWire

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