Robin Portman, a Booz Allen Hamilton Executive Vice President based in McLean, VA, leads the firm’s business development function supporting the firm’s major markets (Defense, Security, Civil, and Commercial). In this role, Ms. Portman is responsible for providing clients comprehensive, innovative solutions to their most complex challenges. Her organization serves clients by identifying and building strategic third-party relationships, understanding and analyzing market shifts and trends, and identifying expertise and resources for proposal development and contract support. Ms. Portman also leads the firm’s enterprise integration business that focuses on developing deep industry and client-specific expertise for energy, environment, transportation, health, and major Department of Defense services, departments, and agencies. Ms. Portman and the professionals she leads provide the knowledge and expertise needed to successfully serve our clients through a deep understanding of their missions, industries, organizations, cultures and challenges. Prior to this role, Ms. Portman led the firm’s health business for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Military Health System (MHS), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She also provided leadership to commercial engagements specifically in the commercial pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. She led a large group of health industry professionals focused on areas such as: Healthcare organization development and optimization Clinical healthcare services optimization and quality improvement Health benefits evaluation and management Biomedical informatics development and delivery Health information technology integration and delivery Health facilities transformation Health reform Biomedical research program development Ms. Portman is a Booz Allen leader and champion for the firm’s veteran and Wounded Warrior support efforts. She drives many of Booz Allen's pro bono efforts to benefit our nation’s heroes. Her team received Booz Allen’s most prestigious honor, the Professional Excellence Award, in recognition of its outstanding service to the community for veteran issues, such as employment, community reintegration, and family support. She also served on the advisory board to the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation to establish a women veteran mentoring program. A recognized thought leader, she led ground-breaking client engagements in collaborative science with the NIH; led efforts to establish a common approach to electronic medical records for the VA and MHS; and moderated two panels for the Aspen Ideasfest on “Collaboration and the Cure for Cancer” (July 2007), and “Staying Healthy: The Future of Personalized Medicine” (July 2008). She has contributed to publications such as strategy+business, for which she co-authored the article “Research Meets Practice,” which also appears in “Innovation-Driven Healthcare, 34 Key Concepts for Transformation” by Richard Reece. Prior to joining Booz Allen, Ms. Portman worked as a systems and engineering program manager for TRW, and a computer specialist and intelligence analyst for the US Navy. Ms. Portman is also active in the Washington, DC community. She is the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Capital Caring (formerly Capital Hospice), and has served on the Board since 2006. She is also on the Advisory Board for the Virginia Hospital Center’s Medical Brigade, a nonprofit organization serving community health needs in Latin America. She serves as a Deacon for the Vienna Presbyterian Church in Vienna, VA. She has a B.S. degree in education and an M.S. degree in management information systems, both from the University of Maryland.