HII has hired Eric Chewning to be executive vice president for strategy and development, the company announced today.
Chewning is a former chief of staff to the defense secretary and deputy assistant secretary for industrial policy.
In his role, Chewning "will guide HII's corporate strategy, including identifying new opportunities for growth, cross-division collaboration and potential investment," according to a company statement.
Before joining HII, Chewning was the Americas co-lead for the aerospace and defense practice at McKinsey & Company. He joined the Army after the September 11 attacks and prior to that was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley.