PASCAGOULA, Miss., Sept. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced today that Kimberly Nastasi has been named director of communications. She will report to Jim McIngvale, who was recently named director of communications and public affairs.
“Kimberly has all the qualities we look for in our Ingalls leadership team,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “She has gained many honors from organizations throughout the state highlighting her devotion to the Mississippi Gulf Coast community. Her vast experience in the field of communications, coupled with her deep dedication to community service, proves she will be a valuable asset to the Ingalls family.”
The communications and public affairs department is responsible for Ingalls’ brand and image, both inside the shipyard and in the community. It manages all internal communications programs, special events and audio-visual services. The communications department also coordinates external communications and media initiatives with HII corporate communications.
Prior to joining Ingalls, Nastasi served as the chief executive officer of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce and the executive director for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She also served as an adjunct professor at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College for eight years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communications and a master’s degree in communications from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Kimberly Nastasi was named director of communications at Ingalls Shipbuilding. HII photo
During her career, she has served as the chair for several prestigious boards, including the 2016 winter board of regents for the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management. She was named to the “Outstanding Community Leadership Class” in 2011, by the Sun Herald and the “Top 40 Under 40” in 2015 by the Mississippi Business Journal.
About Huntington Ingalls Industries
Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of engineering, manufacturing and management services to 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. For more information, visit: