As an innovation strategist, digital disruption integrator, and business leader with proven experience managing and turning around large engineering, consulting, and professional services practices, Ms. Wishart-Smith provides board, advisory and consulting services to corporates, startups, and venture capital funds. Previously, she was the Senior Vice President of Technology & Innovation for Jacobs, the $14B world-leading professional solutions provider. Prior to this role, she led innovation and digital strategy for Jacobs’ Buildings, Infrastructure and Advanced Facilities and led the Mid-Atlantic region, a $150 million business including design, consulting and program management/construction management projects in the rail, highway, transit, Federal, corporate/commercial, science and technology, and related markets. Other notable roles include Jacobs’ Federal Department of Defense Market Sector Leader, Sales Executive, and Principal of multiple large, full-service programs for the Army, Navy and Air Force worldwide.
Ms. Wishart-Smith was the national President of the Society of American Military Engineers for its centennial year. She has published and presented articles in various publications on leadership, architecture, engineering and construction topics in the military and transportation sectors, and she is currently a regular Forbes contributor. A former U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer, Ms. Wishart –Smith is recognized as a strong leader with outstanding financial, business development, and operational skills, and a mentor to rising professionals. She holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia. Awards include the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award (2018); Eno Center for Transportation “Top 10 Women to Watch in Transportation” (2016); University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate (2013); and ENR “Top 20 Under 40” Mid-Atlantic (2013). She is a Fellow of the Society of American Military Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers.