December 19, 2023

WestWater Welcomes Chief Growth Officer Chris Smith

WestWater is thrilled to announce the addition of Chris Smith as the Chief Growth Officer! Chris will lead business development, capture, and organic and inorganic growth efforts with a focus on driving growth and increasing the impact and reach of WestWater.

“We are excited to expand our management team with the addition of a chief growth officer with such a diverse background in strategy and consulting,” says WestWater Research CEO Clay Landry. “Chris is poised to lead our organization into an exciting new era of expansion and success with a proven track record of driving innovation, fostering strategic partnerships, and delivering exceptional results.”

Prior to joining WestWater, Chris worked at Accenture, a leading global professional services company specializing in digital transformation, optimizing operations, accelerating growth, and improving citizen services, for more than 16 years. At Accenture, Chris supported federal, non-profit, and commercial clients.

“WestWater provides significant expertise in an industry that is becoming more and more critical every day,” said Smith. “I’m proud to be joining a team delivering insights and innovative solutions on water rights and water resource management, and I am excited for the opportunity to help expand WestWater’s scale to provide even greater impact and value to support our growing clients’ needs.”
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Wharton.

Chris Smith


  • Strategy and Management Consulting
  • Business Development and Growth
  • Program and Project Management
  • Systems Modernization
  • Data and Analytics
  • Procurement
  • Federal Government
  • Non-Profits


  • MBA, Management and Operations, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia School of Engineering & Applied Science


  • Strategy & Consulting Client Account Lead, Accenture, 2007-2023