Photo Release—Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Don Godwin As New Chief Financial Officer At Newport News Shipbuilding


NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Aug. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Don Godwin has been named vice president of business management and chief financial officer for the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. He will assume his new role on Sept. 5 and report to the shipyard’s president, Jennifer Boykin. Godwin will succeed Mike Helpinstill, who is joining the HII corporate staff as vice president of strategic transactions.

Don Godwin
Don Godwin has been named vice president of business management and chief financial officer for HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. HII photo

Godwin joins Newport News with more than 20 years of experience in finance and business operations management. He most recently served as CFO of Hitachi Data Systems Federal. He also served as a CFO of a business unit at Harris Corporation. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Virginia Tech and is a certified public accountant.

“In addition to Don’s strong financial background and business operations experience, he brings a unique, external perspective that will be critical to our business transformation into the digital shipbuilding world,” Boykin said.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Integrated Missions Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:


Contact information

Christie Miller
Manager of Media Relations
Newport News Shipbuilding Communications
(757) 380-3581
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