Military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries has appointed Chad Boudreaux executive vice president and chief legal officer effective April 1.
Boudreaux currently serves as the corporate vice president for litigation and chief compliance and privacy officer for HII. In his new role, he will report to HII President and CEO Mike Petters, and will have overall leadership responsibility for HII’s Law Department and outside counsel.
“Chad brings extensive legal experience and is very well versed in working with our many stakeholders to include our customers, shareholders, employees and HII’s Board of Directors,” Petters said. “I am very pleased to welcome him to the senior executive team, and I know he will continue his focus on excellence in his new position.”
Boudreaux previously managed HII’s litigation docket and oversaw the company’s compliance program. He joined HII in 2011 as the associate general counsel for litigation, investigations and compliance. In 2014, he led the Law Department team that won the ACC Value Challenge Award for HII’s compliance program.
Current Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer Kellye Walker will depart HII on March 31.
“Kellye has served HII since 2014 and has been a great asset to the company, an integral member of my senior executive team and has demonstrated very strong leadership,” Petters said. “While she will be greatly missed, we wish her well as she embarks on this new chapter in her very successful career.”