Newport News Shipbuilding gets new chief counsel

By John Liang / April 16, 2018 at 2:41 PM

Huntington Ingalls Industries recently announced that Jon Arena had been named vice president and chief counsel of HII's Newport News Shipbuilding division.

Arena will succeed Jim Gildea, who retired April 1.

Prior to joining HII, Arena worked as senior counsel at Boeing Global Services since 2015. Before that, he was a senior attorney at NASA from 2002 to 2015. He earned a bachelor's degree from the Ohio State University in 1998 and a law degree from the College of William and Mary in 2002.