Name: Kristina Barbee
Work location: Huntsville, Alabama
Years of impact at Booz Allen: 12 years
For Kristina Barbee, changing the world starts with sharing her passion and lessons learned with her team and clients. At Booz Allen, she uses her technical research experience and strategic thinking to protect clients. By providing technical knowledge and understanding client needs, Kristina and her team develop products and service solutions that directly impact the warfighter.
What’s it like to lead change in positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT)? We spoke to Kristina about empowering change with her clients and in her community.
What projects are you working on at Booz Allen?
I currently lead several efforts across Missile Defense Agency, Joint Program Executive Office for Armaments and Ammo, and Army Futures Command in the delivery of PNT and resilient platforms assessments and solutions.
How do you feel you’re making an impact?
Our team is responsible for ensuring that lifesaving solutions are developed, tested, and fielded as efficiently as possible. The greatest reward for us is the knowledge that our solutions are having an immediate impact on the warfighter and fight—protecting our most valuable assets, our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines.
What’s your favorite thing about the Booz Allen Huntsville location?
Huntsville is a mecca of diversity in the Southeast. We're a community of rocket scientists, passionate community leaders, engineers, and students that bring the best to bear on our collective challenges.
I'm an active participant within the Huntsville community, supporting organizations such as Kids to Love, Habitat for Humanity, Women in Defense, and Leadership Huntsville, and maintain a board of directors position with HEALS, Inc. I'm inspired watching Huntsville's diverse population come together to support the learning; development; and physical, mental, and emotional wellness of our next generation of leaders through our support of school and youth-based organizations.
Why did you choose Booz Allen?
Booz Allen has provided me with a foundation to leverage my skills to benefit my clients and the community. My role as a facilitator for the firm’s leadership and team development, and interpersonal and team effectiveness training, has empowered me to take on other leadership positions within the community as a coach, mentor, and voice for rising leaders.