SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 — Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has named Kimberly Nastasi 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.