Julie Jarell Gresham named Ingalls VP and chief counsel

Written by Marine Log Staff
Julie Jarrell Gresham promoted at Ingalls Shipbuilding

Julie Jarrell Gresham, vice president and chief counsel, Ingalls Shipbuilding. [Image: HII]

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) reports that Julie Jarrell Gresham has been named vice president and chief counsel of its Ingalls Shipbuilding division. She will succeed George Simmerman Jr. who will retire March 31, 2023, after 32 years with the company.

Gresham, who previously served as deputy chief counsel and director of compliance and privacy, will report directly to Chad Boudreaux, HII’s executive vice president and chief legal officer, and indirectly to Ingalls Shipbuilding president Kari Wilkinson. In her new role, Gresham will oversee and coordinate the provision of legal guidance to Ingalls Shipbuilding.

“On behalf of HII, we want to thank George for his decades of service and congratulate Julie on this new leadership opportunity within the law department and the company,” Boudreaux said. “Beyond being a fantastic, nationally recognized lawyer, Julie has a record of success and leadership in her community and throughout Mississippi.”

Since joining the HII Law Department in 2014, Gresham has distinguished herself nationally as one of the top lawyers in her field. She is past chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Compliance and Ethics Network and is an active member in the Mississippi Bar, where she serves on the Professionalism Committee and the executive board for the Litigation Section. She also serves on the board of directors for the Mississippi Corporate Counsel Association.

Gresham received her bachelor of science degree in speech communication from the University of Southern Mississippi, and her juris doctor degree, with honors, from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

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