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Huntington Ingalls hires former House Seapower panel staffer

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ebbsHuntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) announced today that William “Will” Ebbs has been named corporate vice president, legislative affairs and federal policy. In this capacity he is responsible for directing outreach regarding legislative and policy matters to Congress and the executive branch. He reports to Mitch Waldman, corporate vice president, government and customer relations.

Prior to joining Huntington Ingalls Industries, Ebbs served for four years as the chief of staff for the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces. In that role, he was the senior adviser to the chairman of the committee for all U.S. Navy and Marine Corps procurement and research and development programs.

Ebbs is a former submarine officer and a 31-year veteran of the Navy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University and a master’s degree in national resource strategy from the National Defense University, with emphasis on the global shipbuilding industrial base.

“Will’s long experience in Washington and prior military service will be essential to our government and customer relations efforts,” Waldman said. “He joins a strong and experienced team that is focused on enhancing communication and alignment with our customers.”

Huntington Ingalls Industries, America’s largest military shipbuilder, was previously a business sector of Northrop Grumman Corp. until effectively separating on March 31 in a spinoff of the company to shareholders.

The other executive members of Huntington Ingalls Industries’ government and customer relations team, all having previously served on the Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding senior team, are:

  • Marty Chanik, corporate vice president, enterprise-wide customer relations
  • Eric Womble, corporate vice president, program integration and assessment
  • Jay Foley, corporate vice president, customer relations for Ingalls Shipbuilding programs

Mr.Chanik and Mr.Womble report directly to Mr. Waldman, and Ms, Foley reports to Mr. Chanik.

April 21, 2011

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