PHOTO RELEASE -- HII Board of Directors Elects Kellye Walker Corporate Vice President and General Co

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Dec. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Kellye Walker to serve as corporate vice president and general counsel and Charles R. "Chuck" Monroe Jr. to serve as corporate vice president, associate general counsel and secretary. These organizational changes are effective Jan. 12, 2015.

As corporate vice president and general counsel, Walker will report to HII President and CEO Mike Petters and will have 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 compliance. She comes to HII from American Water Works Co., a $3 billion water and wastewater utility company in Voorhees, N.J., where she has served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary since January 2010. She previously served as 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.

As corporate vice president, associate general counsel and secretary, Monroe will report to Walker and the Board of Directors, respectively. As secretary, he will provide legal ....

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