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Sharon L. Hays, PhD

Chief Technology Officer

Sharon L. Hays, PhD, leads LMI’s innovation initiatives and corporate strategy, including technology and academic partnerships. Under the LMI Research Institute, she spearheads LMI’s independent research and development, devising strategies to leverage investments and LMI capabilities into new program opportunities and service offerings. She joined LMI from General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), where she managed several agency account portfolios and led the High Performance Computing Center of Excellence. She previously served as vice president for science and engineering at CSC (now GDIT), leading development of corporate strategy related to science, engineering, and sustainability.

Sharon performed more than a decade of public service in the executive and legislative branches, notably as associate director and deputy director for science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and as a professional staff member on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science.

Sharon chairs the CTO Council at WashingtonExec and is a former chair of the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She also participated on the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee and the NASA Industry Forum. She holds a bachelor’s in molecular biology from the University of California-Berkeley and a doctorate in biochemistry from Stanford University.  

Sharon in the News

Sharon Hays to Chair WashingtonExec’s CTO Council

July 7, 2021 - “I believe the more diversity you have around the table when you’re trying to solve a problem, the better that solution is likely to be, and the faster you’re likely to come to it,” said Sharon Hays, who after participating in the council for the first time virtually last year, is eager to engage her CTO peers on issues ranging from women in technology to quantum computing.

Hays Discusses Climate Risks

March 22, 2021 - Sharon Hays spoke with Tom Temin, host of The Federal Drive, about the financial and operational risks associated with climate change and how analytics can support the federal government's climate resilience. 

Hays Offers Insight on Tech Innovation

October 21, 2019 – Sharon Hays joined “What’s Working in Washington” to discuss how government contractors are pushing technology innovation with the help of the federal government.

Hays Talks AI Policy on Government Matters

January 26, 2021 - How will the presidential transition impact the adoption of artificial intelligence? Sharon Hays joined Government Matters host Francis Rose to discuss priorities, regulations, and tools that will inform the new federal direction. 


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