Susan Penfield is Booz Allen’s Chief Innovation Officer, Strategic Innovation Group Lead, and a member of the Firm’s 11-person Leadership Team. She drives the firm’s innovation agenda to build and scale functional differentiation and develop and monetize breakthrough solutions in the areas of digital transformation, artificial intelligence, advanced cyber, and augmented and virtual reality.
Susan came to Booz Allen 24 years ago and has transformed numerous business units across her tenure. She led the firm’s billion-dollar digital business spanning the defense, national security and civilian sectors. Susan then took on the leadership of the health business, advancing it to become the firm’s largest and fastest growing account and providing transformational consulting and technology to public and private sector healthcare clients.
Susan is a dedicated philanthropist and serves on the board of several not-for-profits including the globally recognized social good incubator, SEED SPOT, and the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is a passionate advocate for the recruitment, retention, and the advancement of women, and speaks routinely on STEM-related topics.
Susan was recognized as one of the top 25 executives to watch in 2019 by WashingtonExec magazine for her pioneering work driving technology innovation in government.