Christie Thomas, vice president of contracts and pricing at Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) shipbuilding division of Newport News since 2018, has been appointed vice president of investor relations effective January 1.
She will succeed Dwayne Blake, who will retire in early 2022 after nine years in the job, the company said on Friday.
In his new role, Thomas will report directly to Tom Stiehle, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HII, and assist in shaping financial results and earnings announcements, analyze competitors and stock transactions, and ensure corporate compliance. company to regulatory requirements. She will also be responsible for communicating HII’s business strategy and operations to investors.
Thomas joined HII’s shipbuilding division in 2006 and has since held various management positions such as director of investor relations at the company’s head office.
Prior to that, she led Commercial Supply Chain Management at Northrop Grumman and spent 12 years at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) as Director of Finance and Business Operations.