Huntington Ingalls Industries names director of federal policy
Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) said Wednesday it has named Ashley Godwin director of federal policy.
HII is the nation’s largest military shipbuilding company. Prior to joining HII, Godwin served as the senior defense and government affairs adviser for the Shipbuilders Council of America.
As director of federal policy at HII, Godwin will support legislative and federal policy priorities that will support future shipbuilding programs and initiatives relating to HII’s Technical Solutions division.
From 2007 to 2011, she served as corporate director of government and customer relations for Falls Church-based Northrop Grumman. She also has served as deputy chief financial officer of the Department of the Navy and deputy associate director of presidential personnel in the White House.
In her new role, Godwin will work in HII’s Washington, D.C., office. She will report to Jay Donnelly, vice president of program integration and assessment.
Godwin earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and a doctorate in political science from the University of Dallas.