Executive Profile: Robin Portman, Booz Allen Hamilton EVP for Business Development

portman_robin_smallRobin Portman serves as executive vice president for business development at Booz Allen Hamilton and supports the firm’s work in the defense, security, civil and commercial markets.

Portman’s organization works with clients to identify and build strategic third-party relationships, understand and analyze market shifts and trends, and identifyi expertise and resources for proposal development and contract support.

She also leads the firm’s enterprise integration business that focuses on developing industry and client-specific expertise for energy, environment, transportation, health, and major Defense Department, departments and agencies.

Prior to this role, Portman led the firm’s health business for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Military Health System, and the National Institutes of Health. 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

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.

Prior to joining Booz Allen, Portman worked as a systems and engineering program manager for TRW, and a computer specialist and intelligence analyst for the US Navy.

She is the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Capital Caring (formerly Capital Hospice), and has served on the Board since 2006. Portman 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 holds a B.S. degree in education and an M.S. degree in management information systems, both from the University of Maryland.

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