HII hires Tennant as corporate VP of engagement and international government relations

By John Liang / October 25, 2023 at 2:59 PM

HII announced today that it has hired retired British Army Brig. Gen. Paul Tennant to be corporate vice president of engagement and international government relations.

Tennant will succeed Joe Tofalo, who will retire in December after five years with the company. Tennant will report directly to Stewart Holmes, HII's executive vice president of government and customer relations.

Among his duties, Tennant will lead and provide oversight "on international initiatives, including the trilateral Australia, United Kingdom and United States (AUKUS) partnership and will coordinate engagement with foreign governments, embassies and relevant organizations," according to an HII statement.

Tennant is a former British military attaché in Canada as well as the United States. An army aviator, he served on multiple deployments in Northern Ireland and Afghanistan. Additionally, he was chief of the Joint Fires and Influence Branch, Headquarters, Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, NATO, and served on exchange to the U.S. Army as special assistant to then-Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno.