NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Aug. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has promoted Jennifer Dunn to vice president, communications, effective immediately. She will report directly to HII Executive Vice President and Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin and align all external communications with Jerri Dickseski, HII’s executive vice president, communications.
“This promotion recognizes the value Jennifer brings to Newport News and is a reflection of her leadership in all communication efforts, as well as her proactive approach to embrace new challenges and responsibilities,” Mulherin said. “She also provides important communications counsel to me and to all the members of my senior team and is an important contributor to our ability to accomplish our strategic objectives for our customers, employees and community.”
Previously serving as director, communications, for Newport News, in this new role Dunn will continue leading the development and execution of the shipyard’s communications strategy to include special events, employee communications, executive communications and thought leadership, local and community public relations and advertising, employee recognition programs, and shipyard crisis communications. Dunn also oversees a team of creative professionals who provide graphic design, photography and videography services across the enterprise.
A third-generation shipbuilder with a bachelor’s degree in communications from Christopher Newport University, Dunn joined Newport News in 1997 as an operations coordinator in the submarine program. In 2000 she joined what was then the Newport News’ corporate communications team and has held positions of increasing responsibility, including director of communications for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions. Dunn was named director of communications for Newport News Shipbuilding in 2008. She also supported the spin-off and formulation of Huntington Ingalls Industries in 2011.
Jennifer Dunn has been promoted to vice president, communications, at Newport News Shipbuilding. HII photo
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: