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Speaker

Charles L. Harrington

Chuck Harrington is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of the Parsons Corporation, a digitally enabled solutions provider in the defense, intelligence and critical infrastructure markets with annual revenues exceeding $3.6 billion.

Chuck joined Parsons in 1982 as an engineer performing technical and later project management duties on classified projects for the U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense. He progressed into business development and sales to federal government organizations, later becoming Vice President and Program Manager of a multibillion-dollar engineering project with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site.

Before his appointment in 2006 to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer, he was the founding President of Parsons Commercial Technology Group — one of Parsons’ global business units — and led Parsons into the biotechnology, semiconductor, and wireless communications markets. In 2008, Chuck became CEO and then Chairman. He was named President in 2009.

A native Californian, Chuck graduated with honors from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. He later received a master’s degree in business administration with concentrations in finance and marketing from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).