Parsons to combine federal and infrastructure business units

By Marjorie Censer / November 1, 2018 at 9:15 AM

Parsons said today it is combining its federal and infrastructure business units and has tapped Carey Smith, who was president of Parsons Federal, to lead both units.

Smith will be named chief operating officer, Parsons said.

"The new structure will better align the company's end-to-end solutions with its diverse client set while also establishing joint research and development projects that leverage the collective strengths of both organizations," the company said. "Under the new business structure, Parsons Middle East Africa (MEA) will continue to operate as a standalone business unit."

Mike Johnson, president of infrastructure, will become chief development officer, while Virginia Grebbien, corporate executive vice president and chief of staff, will become chief marketing officer.

Parsons has put a significant focus on bolstering its federal business in recent years, acquiring Polaris Alpha earlier this year.

Smith, who joined the company about two years ago, told Inside Defense earlier this year she sees room for Parsons to grow in critical infrastructure protection, space, healthcare and energy.