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Peninsula Executive Leadership Forum


Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin spoke to Hampton Roads leaders at the Executive Leadership Forum hosted by the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

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A Message on Civility


Message from HII’s Human Resources and Administration Senior Team: “While it is healthy to disagree with a perspective or an idea, it is not acceptable to launch a personal attack.”

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Recharging with history and hip hop


Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin discusses the musical “Hamilton” and some thoughts she took from the show.

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Larger Navy benefits country, shipbuilders


In a guest article for the Virginian-Pilot, Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin shares why she feels NNS is ready to answer the call for a larger U.S. Navy fleet.

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2017 Safest Year on Record at NNS


In a letter to employees, Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin congratulates shipbuilders for the safest year on record.

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Listen to your Inner Alarm


Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin discusses safety and how important it is for us to prepare for the unthinkable.

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Apprentice School Graduation Remarks


Newport News Shipbuilding hosted commencement exercises for the 2017 graduates of The Apprentice School. During the ceremony, NNS President and commencement speaker Jennifer Boykin told the new graduates, “It is your diversity that brings relevance and certainty to our future. The diverse experiences and the perspectives that you will bring to our shops, our dry docks, our piers – and our boardrooms – will ensure our future success.”

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NNS President Jennifer Boykin recently communicated to the senior leadership team her vision for the future of our business and our supporting NNSFORWARD Strategy. More details will be released about the strategy in the coming days, weeks and months, and how it connects to Boykin’s top priorities: people and technology.

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Video: SmallTalk: About Big Ideas


NNS President Jennifer Boykin shares her NNSFORWARD strategy and discusses everything from parking to new technology and how they relate to her objectives: Enable the Workforce, Execute Efficiently, Transform Business Operations, and Grow the Business Base.

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Boykin Speaks at Groundbreaking


Newport News Shipbuilding is proud to be part of the Brooks Crossing development which will house over 600 engineers and designers. The building will also house a STEM education center, allowing for outreach throughout the city. NNS President Jennifer Boykin spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony.

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Ethical Foul Ball: Lesson from the dugout


NNS President Jennifer Boykin is starting a new communications forum called, “SmallTalk: About Big Ideas.” The premise behind SmallTalk is to share her perspectives about important topics in a casual format, to include blog-style posts, video conversations and in-person discussions.

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NNS Celebrates 132 Years


On Jan. 28, 1886, Newport News Shipbuilding was founded and began its legacy of “Always Good Ships.” As NNS commemorates the 132nd anniversary of this founding, we also look back at the milestones that have brought us here. Take a look at a slideshow below of some of the many achievements we have celebrated over the years.

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Boykin Speaks at MLK Day Ceremonies


Newport News Shipbuilding celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with events for shipbuilders. The theme for NNS’ second annual MLK Day commemoration was “The Color of Unity.” NNS President Jennifer Boykin spoke about the importance of diversity to the nation and the shipyard.

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USS Washington (SSN 787) Commissioning


The Navy commissioned USS Washington (SSN 787) during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. In her remarks, Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin said Washington was delivered as the most complete and mission-ready ship of its class to date.

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Boykin Speaks at 12 Explorers and the Age of Innovation Exhibit Opening


Christopher Newport University’s Public History Center celebrated maritime history, culture and naval innovation with its “12 Explorers” project. At the project’s grand opening event, NNS President Jennifer Boykin spoke about the shipyard’s proud legacy and the importance of continued innovation.

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The Glass: Evolving The Business Woman – A Women’s Business Conference


Susan Jacobs, Vice President of Human Resources & Administration at NNS, delivered keynote address for the Hampton Roads Chamber, a local event dedicated to the development of leaders.

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