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Carey A. Smith

Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer
Parsons Corporation


Ms. Smith brings the perspective of a public company chief executive officer at Parsons, which was headquartered in Southern California until 2019 and continues to have key programs throughout the state. Her understanding of the impact of California’s regulatory landscape on SCE’s business customers contributes to the Board’s effective oversight of key issues confronting the electric utility industry. Ms. Smith brings strategic planning experience related to the acquisition and integration of technology businesses. Her operational experience in safety-intensive environments provides an important perspective to the Board and its Safety and Operations Committee. Ms. Smith also brings a strong background in cybersecurity through her aerospace and defense industry experience and is a certified cybersecurity governance professional by the National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”). She is also NACD Directorship Certified.


  • Leadership
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Regulatory
  • Workforce/Talent Management


  • Safety & Operations
  • Capital Markets
  • Legal/Public Policy
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Financial Expertise*
  • Environmental & Sustainability
  • Engineering & Science
  • Corporate Governance
  • Public Company CEO

*Meets the criteria for an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC rules.


  • Chair, President and CEO, Parsons Corporation, a disruptive technology provider for global defense, intelligence and critical infrastructure markets; served as president since 2019, chief executive officer since 2021, and chair of the board since April 2022.
  • Chief Operating Officer, Parsons (2018-2021) and President of Parsons’ Federal Solutions business (2016-2018)
  • Held progressive leadership roles at Honeywell International Inc. (2011 to 2016), including President of the Defense and Space business unit, Vice President of Honeywell Aerospace Customer and Product Support, and President of Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc.
  • Held several leadership roles at Lockheed Martin Corporation (1985 to 2011)


  • B.S. in electrical engineering, Ohio Northern University
  • M.S. in electrical engineering, Syracuse University
  • Honorary doctorate, Ohio Northern University, for contributions to the university and the field of engineering


  • Director of Parsons Corporation (2020-present) and NN, Inc. (2017-2019)
  • Director, Professional Services Council (2020-present)
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