Molly Finn is a senior executive in the global management and technology consulting sector with over 20 years experience and 12+ years as an Officer and Equity Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton. At Booz Allen, Ms. Finn led and drove the growth of a large (1,200+ staff) organization that provided sustainability and environmental consulting services primarily to the U.S. federal government.
Ms. Finn founded and grew Booz Allen’s federal regional environmental business, and ultimately the regional civilian agency business, as well as significant defense business, across multiple federal government regional centers in the U.S. Having been promoted through the staff ranks, she made Partner in 1998. When promoted to Lead Partner in 2004, Ms. Finn was appointed to lead the firm’s overall environmental business, serving all federal government clients and select commercial clients.
In this role, Ms. Finn led the development and execution of a strategic plan, resulting in growth from $50M to $300M+ in sales from 2004 to 2010, and 1200+ staff located in the U.S. and globally. Ms. Finn also envisioned, initiated and led the effort to develop Booz Allen’s Sustainability Policy and Program, promulgated officially in 2009 and impacting all 25,000 staff and offices worldwide. Previously, she had supported the growth of grass roots, non-official greening committees across the firm’s U.S. offices.
In addition to her leadership of the environmental business, Ms. Finn was appointed to lead several of the most challenging firm-wide business performance initiatives to increase revenue, grow the talent base, and decrease excess cost. Examples include the Business Alignment Task Force, the Utilization Task Force, and the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC) Investment Committee. Ms. Finn also advised many senior staff, and as one of the longest tenured female partners, and the highest-ranking woman at Booz Allen from 2008-2011, was especially sought out by women for help and counsel.
Ms. Finn has written and spoken on sustainability and environmental topics throughout her career. She was recently appointed to the Advisory Board of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. She also serves on the board of a not-for-profit organization focused on environmental education, the Newton Marasco Foundation in McLean, Virginia. Previously, she served on the Board of Trustees of the All Stars Project, an organization dedicated to youth development, in New York City. From 1989 to 1996, Ms. Finn taught the graduate level government course: Organizational Problem Solving, as an adjunct instructor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Finn holds a Masters in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government, where she was a recipient of a full academic scholarship. She earned a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Russian Studies, and Philosophy with Honors, from Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania where was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and graduated magna cum laude. Ms. Finn has two sons and lives in Bethesda, Maryland.