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Elizabeth Smith, MHS

Senior Vice President, Maximus Public Health

Elizabeth Smith, holds a Master’s in Health Science (MHS) in Policy and Planning from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Syracuse University. She has over thirty years of experience working with the U.S. Federal and State Governments, commercial systems integrators, and private health care and technology firms — experience ranging from management and technology consulting to strategy and implementation. Based on her success as a top-ranking sales professional at a leading systems integrators, Maximus hired Ms. Smith to be the head of a federal health strategy that positions Maximus as an effective partner to government as it advances the health of public health to meet the demands of an increasingly complex world.

Ms. Smith spent eight years at Booz, Allen & Hamilton as a management consultant where she led engagements with a broad range of federal customers, including NIH, NASA, GNMA, FDA, EPA, and HUD. Ms. Smith led the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Studies and Analysis contract where she evaluated VA programs, conducted business process reengineering studies of large programs, and developed strategic plans. She designed an information technology architecture for the Department of Defense, Health Affairs to transform legacy systems into a rationalized set of applications to improve processes at Military hospitals.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Smith was ranked among the top five EDS professionals in the world. She provided strategic vision and management to turn a fragmented sales organization into the most successful federal sales team in the U.S. marketplace, including the award of the largest competitive IT contract in history, the Navy Marine Corps Intranet.

Ms. Smith also led a successful private consulting practice, where she provided strategy, management, and sales consulting to commercial and government clients. She supported clients entering and expanding within the federal and state and local markets, assisting them in developing and achieving corporate strategy through acquisitions, strategic sales planning, and implementation. She was a staff member of the President’s Task Force for Improve Health Care Delivery for Our Nation’s Veterans, supporting an Executive Order from President Bush to improve coordination between VA and DOD health care systems.