Keith A. Smith, JD, is executive vice president and general counsel for Atrium Health, one of the most comprehensive and highly integrated not-for-profit healthcare systems in the nation. As a member of the executive leadership team, Smith provides guidance for the organization’s legal affairs, corporate compliance, and privacy and risk management departments.
Linda is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Cardea Group, a leadership, communications and business consultancy that accelerates the success of high-performing leaders, teams and companies. She retired as president and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc. on January 31, 2014 where she led a global, U.S.-based defense, aerospace, and security company, with approximately 40,000 employees and $13 billion in annual revenue. Linda served as an executive director on the BAE Systems, Inc. and BAE Systems plc board of directors. Linda is a director on the boards of Bank of America and Ingersoll Rand. She currently serves on the non-profit boards of the University of Florida Foundation, the Central Piedmont Community College Foundation and Discovery Place. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum and C200, the premier global organization of women business leaders. Linda received C200’s 2011 Luminary Award for Corporate Innovation. She has been cited as one of Fortune Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and one of Washingtonian Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Women in Washington. Washington Business Journal has named her one of its Power 100 and one of the Most Admired CEOs. She was inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame in December 2013. Linda received the 2013 Association of the US Army’s Dixon award for her industry leadership and contribution to national security. The Charlotte Business Journal honored her with their 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.