Parsons announced that Thomas E. "Tom" Barron has been appointed to the position of Director of Strategic Initiatives. In this position, Barron will lead key initiatives in the corporation's infrastructure markets.
Barron joined Parsons in 1976 and has since held a succession of management positions throughout the corporation. He has extensive experience in the planning, design, engineering, construction and management of large transportation programs globally. His most recent position was President of Parsons Transportation Group, Inc. (PTG), a primary business unit of Parsons Corporation. As President, Barron was responsible for the business unit's worldwide operations and for leading PTG to record levels as measured by new sales, revenues, and profits. PTG is one of the largest providers of management, engineering, and planning services to government transportation agencies and private transportation providers across the globe.
"Tom's leadership and contributions to Parsons and the global transportation industry for more than 30 years have given him a breadth of experience and strategic insight that will be invaluable in this new role. I look forward to Tom's further contributions as he embarks on a new role in his successful career," said Chuck Harrington, Parsons Chairman and CEO.
Barron holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Northeastern University and completed graduate coursework in transportation planning. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a registered professional engineer and is based in Parsons' Washington, D.C., office.