Carolyn Pittman

Vice President, Controller

Carolyn Pittman

Carolyn Pittman is vice president and controller for Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, located in Newport News, Va. Named to this position in 2015, Pittman has responsibility for accounting and financial compliance, financial planning and reporting, rates and budgets, program financial control, government financial liaison, and earned value management.

Prior to this appointment, Pittman served as vice president and chief financial officer since 2011. She came to the shipyard from Northrop Grumman’s Enterprise Shared Services organization, where she served as vice president and chief financial officer. Since joining Northrop Grumman in 1995, she has held a number of leadership positions including vice president and controller of Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Systems sector, vice president of internal audit and chief audit executive for the corporation, director of common systems and process transition, director of accounting and accounting manager. She began her career in public accounting with Ernst & Young LLC in Dallas where she held positions of increasing responsibility within assurance services over a 10-year period.

Pittman has a bachelor’s degree in accounting/data processing from the University of Arkansas and an M.B.A. in finance from Dallas Baptist University. She is a certified public accountant and a certified information systems auditor. She also is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Woman’s Society of CPAs, Financial Executives International, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, and the Manufacturers Alliance Council. Additionally, she serves as an executive mentor in Menttium 100. Pittman was a recipient of the Northrop Grumman Chairman’s Award for Excellence in 2006 and was also honored as a finalist for the Shared Service Leader of the Year Award in 2003 and 2005 by the International Quality and Productivity Council.

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Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is the nation’s sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two shipyards capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines. NNS also provides fleet services for naval ships and recently expanded its nuclear and manufacturing expertise into Department of Energy and alternative energy business ventures. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, the shipyard’s vast facilities span more than 550 acres along two miles of waterfront on the historic James River. It is the largest industrial employer in Virginia, employing more than 20,000 people, many of whom are third and fourth generation shipbuilders. For more information, please visit

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