HII promotes Callahan, Wasson to corporate VP positions

By John Liang / March 19, 2018 at 11:48 AM

Jeanne Callahan has been named Huntington Ingalls Industries' corporate vice president for internal audit and Chip Wasson has been named corporate vice president for corporate strategy, the company announced today.

Both will report to Chris Kastner, executive vice president for business management and the company's chief financial officer.

Callahan has worked as the director of business management, contracts and government compliance since HII was formed in 2011. In her new position, she will be responsible for maintaining an effective internal audit program that provides independent and objective evaluation of company processes and control systems.

Callahan began her career as an associate auditor at Newport News Shipbuilding in 1991, and was promoted to manager for strategic planning in 1997. She worked in cost and financial planning, treasury, operations finance, and contracts before being promoted to director for contracts administration in 2007. Callahan earned a bachelor's degree in commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA at the College of William and Mary.

Wasson previously served as director of corporate strategy. He joined HII in January 2017 and has been responsible for evaluating and pursuing business development initiatives and potential acquisition opportunities, according to the company statement. In his new position, he will be responsible for business strategy and development, including the development and integration of strategic planning efforts, as well as the analysis and entrance into new adjacent markets.

Wasson earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.