Huntington Ingalls Industries names director, diversity and inclusion
Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries has promoted Dawn Smith to director, diversity and inclusion.
In this new position, Smith will provide leadership and serve as a resource and subject matter expert on diversity, inclusion and equality issues and initiatives across the HII enterprise.
She will report to Bill Ermatinger, the company’s corporate vice president and chief human resources officer. She will also serve as principal adviser to the senior executive staff, as well as the corporate office Diversity & Inclusion Council.
Smith has held numerous positions in human resources since joining the company in 2003, including senior human resources representative, manager, human resources, and manager, Equal Employment Opportunity and diversity.
She joined the corporate office as manager, EEO and diversity, in November 2014.
Before coming to Newport News, she worked in customer service and human resources at ITT Industries.
Smith earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from the College of William and Mary.