Judy Smith

Judy Smith

Judy Smith is a Systems Engineer with a background in program management, strategic planning, and building and leading cross-functional teams. She has spent much of her career as a translator between technical teams and business executives - establishing clear vision, aligning and motivating diverse teams, and providing leadership to achieve success in public and private sector implementation projects. Judy is a 2014 graduate of the Virginia Tech Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) program, and now applies her skills to neighborhood landscape restoration projects across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Judy is passionate about “Collective Impact” and seeks to help organizations deploy this adaptive management technique. She applies her technical background to environmental data management issues and standards, stakeholder engagement strategies, and web-accessible platform development to enhance citizen engagement, improve overall data quality, and increase information sharing across project teams.

Special Interests

Environmental Data Management, Collective Impact Backbone Support, Stakeholder Engagement Strategies.


Master of Natural Resources, Virginia Polytechnic and State University; MBA, George Washington University; BS, Computer Science (Magna Cum Laude), Park University


Project Management Professional (PMP); Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate (GA)