Christen Smith

President, Service Lines and Solutions

Christen Smith

Christen Smith leads LMI’s service lines and solutions organization, where she is responsible for driving the development of LMI’s practices and professionals in digital and analytic solutions, logistics, management consulting, and mission advisory services. She supports the team of enterprising, mission-oriented innovators who deliver solutions to LMI’s clients at the pace of need. Christen brings more than 15 years of experience in public policy, data analytics, and organizational leadership to drive public sector impact.
Christen joins LMI most recently from Abt Associates, where she led the U.S. domestic line of business—including portfolios in health, housing, environment, and human services—and helped Abt to establish a new solutions organization. 

Prior to that role, Christen spent ten years with LMI. As vice president of LMI’s health and civilian market, she delivered solutions to clients like the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, NASA, U.S. Postal Service, General Services Administration, and Department of Veterans Affairs. As the inaugural leader of LMI’s management advisory services line, she guided its growth to include more than 600 policy analysts, project and program managers, strategic communicators, financial experts, science and technology professionals, and change management consultants. 

Before joining LMI, Christen tackled public health challenges in various roles, implementing community-based HIV/AIDS interventions as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia; monitoring and measuring foreign aid investment portfolios for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; researching and presenting key international health issues with the U.S. Agency for International Development; and strengthening community partnerships to meet the health needs of refugee communities with the Center for Health Care Strategies.

A certified Project Management Professional, Senior Certified Professional in HR, and Human-Centered Design Practitioner, Christen holds bachelor’s degrees in public health and economics from Clemson University and a master’s in public affairs, with a certificate in health and health policy, from Princeton University.