Christopher Schmitt is a Principal Environmental Scientist and Program Director for Sustainability Solutions at Parsons Corporation. He has more than 30 years’ experience in planning, designing and implementing creating, innovative and entrepreneurial programs to help clients achieve their social and environmental sustainability goals.
His experience includes environmental and management consulting with responsibility for strategic corporate planning, business development, technical and regulatory program management, client satisfaction and, ultimately, shepherding socially and environmentally sustainable economic growth for his clients. He has experience leading project teams with a balanced approach to the business development/client services/business operations triad and has successfully used that management approach to show economic value and risk reduction benefits to his clients, culminating in the achievement of strategic growth and regenerative actions for stakeholders.
In particular, he has developed new intentional plans for creating social and environmental sustainability services as an emerging market and for providing these new services to his clients based upon the New Jersey Protection Against Climate Threat (NJ PACT) legislation.
He leads sustainability services by example; he and his family have made a commitment to become a sustainable family by 2030 and are in the process of establishing a non-profit philosophical education center at their 60-acre organic permaculture farm in upstate New York to benefit the well-being of the natural and human community, both locally and beyond. From their farm last summer, he and his family produced an award-winning virtual internship for youth focused on sustainability and the environment. For 2021 he has created a virtual sustainability club for youth, focusing on the convergence of social justice and the environment. His passion is to take transformative action through social entrepreneurship in the service of sustainability. He is committed to continuously finding new ways to apply regenerative principles to improve socio-economic paradigms.