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PASCAGOULA, Miss., Feb. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today that Denise Jones was in the top 10 of the Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 50 Businesswomen of 2018. Jones, a talent management director at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, was honored at an awards luncheon held at the Olde Capital Inn in Jackson.

“We are delighted to see Denise receive the recognition she deserves for her many accomplishments,” said Edmond Hughes, Ingalls’ vice president of human resources and administration. “Since joining the Ingalls’ family in 1979, she has continuously dedicated her career to creating a positive impact both on the job and in her community. Denise is an invaluable asset to her team, and we are extremely proud of her accomplishments.”

Jones started her career at Ingalls as a word processor in the graphic arts group and later became the supervisor of the team. She then transferred to the learning and development function and served as director of learning, development and diversity for eight years. In 2013, she increased her role to include workforce training and development, which includes new hire technical/craft training, skill assessments, apprenticeship programs and partnerships with community colleges across the Gulf Coast. Currently, she is responsible for more than 700 registered apprentices participating in 15 trade-skills development programs.

Each year, the Mississippi Business Journal selects a new class of 50 senior decision-makers who are the most powerful, influential women business leaders in the state. More than an awards program, the Top 50 Businesswomen is a development and networking organization that encompasses training opportunities for the honorees to grow together as business leaders.

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About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. 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. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 40,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

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