Parsons names chief communications officer
Jason Yaley was hired from Advanced Concepts and Technologies International
Centreville-based defense contractor Parsons Corp. has named Jason Yaley as the company’s new chief communications officer, effective May 17.
Previously, Yaley worked for Arlington-based Advanced Concepts and Technologies International (ACT I), where he served as chief management officer. Earlier in his career, Yaley served as vice president of membership and strategic development and assistant vice president of communications with the Aerospace Industries Association, where he led communication programming and supply chain initiatives on behalf of the aerospace and defense industries. He also worked as a career civilian at the Department of Defense, most recently as the special assistant to the Air Force chief of staff and on the staff of the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“Jason’s experience as a public and private sector communications leader with proven results in executing global corporate communications and employee engagement programs will continue elevating Parsons’ brand awareness and advance our role as an employer of choice,” said Carey Smith, Parsons’ president and chief operating officer, in a statement. “His leadership, strategic thinking and mission-focused approach is invaluable as we continue the company’s growth.”
Yaley holds a master’s degree of public administration and a certificate of advanced study in security studies, both from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, along with bachelor’s degrees in international relations and political science from Syracuse.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Parsons,” Yaley said in a statement. “Every day, over 15,000 Parsons’ employees go to work in 30 countries with one goal: delivering a better world. Together with the award-winning Parsons communications team, I look forward to highlighting all that our incredible workforce does to deliver innovative solutions in defense, intelligence and critical infrastructure, and to make the world safer, healthier and more connected.”
Established in 1944, Parsons specializes in defense, intelligence security and infrastructure engineering. It employs more than 16,000 workers in 24 nations.
The company announced in March that it had won a 10-year information technology contract from the Defense Intelligence Agency worth a potential $12.6 billion.