Christen Smith leads LMI’s Management Advisory Services service line, a multi-disciplinary consulting practice focused on enhancing the management of government programs and organizations and the missions they deliver. Management Advisory Services helps government clients to achieve measurable, mission-oriented results through strategic and operational analysis, evidence-driven improvement, and governed planning and implementation.
Christen specializes in using data analysis and visualization to assess the impacts of programs and policies, improve organizational performance, and optimize human capital planning. She supports a diverse set of clients across the defense, national security, and civilian communities in tasks related to operational analysis, performance metrics, workforce modeling, organizational assessment, program evaluation, strategic planning, and change management. She is a certified Project Management Professional and graduate in the Kaplan-Norton Balanced Scorecard system. She studied at Clemson University and Princeton University, earning bachelor’s degrees in public health and economics and a master’s degree in public policy, and she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia.