Karey Malyszko is vice president of Plant Operations at Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Named to this position in 2022, she is responsible for waterfront support services, facilities, environmental health and safety (EH&S) and security operations across the shipyard’s 550-acre campus.
Since joining NNS in 2004 as a structural engineer in the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) program, Malyszko has served in various positions of increasing responsibility in Nuclear Propulsion-Construction and Process Engineering, Nuclear Propulsion Test Engineering, Radiological Controls, and the company’s Emergency Response Organization. She has experience with radiological work on every program and across the shipyard, and leads with a strong focus on continuous learning and process improvement.
Malyszko graduated from Virginia Tech with an engineering science and mechanics degree and also holds a master’s degree in engineering management from Old Dominion University. She is committed to workforce and leadership development and serves as a mentor to current and future leaders at NNS. In the community, Malyszko is a strong advocate for women and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs. She is a founding member of Girls with Engineering Minds in Shipbuilding (GEMS), a collaboration between local schools and NNS leaders committed to the future, and serves on the board for Old Dominion University’s Women’s Initiative Network.