Julie McPherson

SVP Digital Solutions
Booz Allen Hamilton

Julie McPherson is a Senior Vice President in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Strategic Innovation Group, where she leads the firm’s Digital business focused across the civilian markets. For Digital, she develops and deploys modern digital solutions to evolve the way missions are executed, and how both citizens and workforces operate. Julie and her team focus on digital strategies and user experiences, modern software developments, and cloud and data platforms. She also drives the firm’s functional strategy to scale, deepen, and retain Digital talent through affiliation and development programs.

In her current role, Julie leads several technology and transformation initiatives, including:
• Implementation of large-scale technology programs in support of the Federal Drug Administration’s regulatory programs
• Development of a data hub to support the evaluation of new models of healthcare
• Modernization of the largest grant-making agencies’ technology platform

Previously, Julie led a team to reinvigorate Booz Allen’s culture of innovation by standing up an innovation ecosystem to make ideation and problem solving come to life across a diverse, global network of experts.

For more than 20 years, Julie has led IT transformation efforts across the defense and federal market, and has been recognized as a top leader transforming how the government uses technology.

Julie holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a M.S. in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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