Carolyn Apostolou, formerly a Senate Appropriations Committee staff member, and retired Navy Vice Adm. John Donnelly have joined Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ (NYSE: HII) government and customer relations management team.
Apostolou was appointed vice president for legislative affairs and Donnelly will serve as for program integration and assessment, Huntington Ingalls said Thursday.
Apostolou will oversee the company’s lobbying activities and strategies, help form legislative proposals and be responsible for compliance with Federal Election Commission regulations.
Donnelly will work with federal entities, chartered study groups, industry associations, academic institutions and think tanks to shape future offerings and also support internal research and development.
Prior to joining the company, Apostolou served as minority staff director for the Senate Appropriations energy and water development subcommittee for four years.
She joined the Approprations Committee’s staff in 1987 and has also served as staff director of the legislative branch subcommittee for eight years.
Roll Call named her one of the “30 Aids to Know” in 2012.
Donnelly served as vice president of Oceaneering International‘s advanced technologies group after retiring from the Navy, where he most recently served as submarine forces commander.
The 35-year Navy veteran developed strategies for force structure, budget requirements and manpower in that position.