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Elizabeth Smith, Senior Vice President of Health Strategy at Maximus

Elizabeth Smith,

Senior Vice President,


Elizabeth Smith, Senior Vice President of Health Strategy at Maximus

Elizabeth Smith is the senior vice president of health strategy at government contractor Maximus and is a Potomac Officers Club member. She has over three decades of experience working with government agencies, health care and technology firms and commercial systems integrators.

Smith leads the Center for Health Innovation, where she designs the company’s federal health strategy and leads new initiatives to support market growth. The Center for Health Innovation includes Maximus Public Health and Health Science and Analytics, which support pandemic-related solutions and projects.

Smith has been with Maximus since March 2020, according to her LinkedIn profile.

The industry veteran has held various leadership roles throughout her 30-plus-year career. Before joining Maximus, she was the president of E Smith Consulting, where she developed short- and long-term plans that support the government business of organizations.

The other leadership positions that Smith had held include senior VP of federal business and strategy growth at UnitedHealth Group’s Optum business, VP of federal sales at IT company Unisys and executive VP at Perot Systems, which Dell acquired for $3.9 billion in 2009.

She started her career in 1985 as a senior associate at Booz Allen Hamilton. In her eight years at Booz Allen, she designed management consulting engagements, oversaw business and staff development and conducted competitive analyses.

She holds a master’s degree in health policy and planning from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Syracuse University.

Maximus offers clinical services, consulting, digital transformation and public health support services to clients in the defense, federal and health care sectors. It is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, and has multiple offices outside the U.S.

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