Kellye Walker is corporate vice president and general counsel for Huntington Ingalls Industries, America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets.
Serving in this role since January 2015, she has overall leadership responsibility for HII’s law department and outside counsel, which provide a broad range of legal advice and support for the company’s business activities, including corporate governance matters, compliance, litigation management, and mergers and acquisitions.
Walker came to HII from American Water Works Co., the country’s largest investor-owned water and wastewater utility company, where she held the roles of chief administrative officer, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. She previously served as senior vice president and general counsel at Diageo North America and as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for BJ’s Wholesale Club.
She earned a bachelor’s degree at Louisiana Tech University and a Juris Doctor at Emory University School of Law. She is a member of the American Bar Association and a former board member of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services t the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 35,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.
Updated May 4, 2016