Heather Wishart-Smith
Navy civil engineer now leads local NAVFAC business for Jacobs

38, Executive Program Manager
Arlington, Va.


A top graduate in her Navy Civil Engineer Corps Officer School basic course, Wishart-Smith has held sensitive leadership positions, including assistant public works officer at the presidential retreat at Camp David at age 26. From 2004-05, she was the deputy managing director of KBR's management and engineering practice in Arlington. In 2005, at age 31, she was hired by Carter & Burgess to lead its Washington, D.C., office, making her the youngest area manager among the firm's 27 U.S. offices. As a result of Jacobs' acquisition of C&B in 2008, Wishart-Smith became the principal of Jacobs' base realignment and closure program for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic division. In 2011, she became sales executive for Jacobs' business development efforts with USACE and Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic. Her "leadership achievements within her professional career have been outstanding," says Robert Wolff, Society of American Military Engineers.