Lead The Way

Ethical Foul Ball: Lesson from the dugout

https://nns.huntingtoningalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/O11-SmallTalkBaseball-2to1-1.jpg 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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Listen to your Inner Alarm

https://nns.huntingtoningalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/O11-SmallTalkEvacuation-2to1-1.jpg Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin discusses safety and how important it is for us to prepare for the unthinkable.

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Recharging with history and hip hop

https://nns.huntingtoningalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/18-119_O11-SmallTalkWorkLifeButtonNoLogo-1.jpg Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin discusses the musical "Hamilton" and some thoughts she took from the show.

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Engagement Is More Than a Buzz Word

Small Talk, Work Life Balance Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin discusses thoughts on engagement and the importance of creating an environment that encourages engagement, hears ideas, and puts ideas in motion to make a difference.

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Quality Always Matters

Quality Always Matters Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin discusses the importance of quality and how performing with quality in mind can make a difference.

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Heroes Wear Hard Hats

Quality Always Matters As we gather with our families and friends to give thanks this Thanksgiving, Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin considers how you might be able to pay it forward—and maybe even be someone’s hero.

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2018 Year End Message

YearEnd2018 As the year’s end approaches, Newport News Shipbuilding’s President Jennifer Boykin reflects on major accomplishments of 2018 and the pride our shipbuilders take in building the world’s greatest ships.

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Be Fit with Benefits

YearEnd2018 The new year offers a fresh start. Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin discusses how shipbuilders can use the new year to achieve goals and secure a healthy future.

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Kindness: One Word, Big Meaning

YearEnd2018 Kindness is one word, eight letters, but it represents a big meaning. Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin discusses how shipbuilders can show kindness through the United Way campaign "Kindness Creates Community."

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Thank Those Who Pack Your Parachute

Give Thanks to Those Who Pack Your Parachute Oftentimes, we take others for granted. Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin discusses how it takes the entire shipbuilding and suppliers teams to do our jobs every day.

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Lead With Intent

Lead With Intent As Newport News Shipbuilding builds on the 133-year-old legacy of “Always Good Ships,” it is important to remember that new ideas, opinions and experiences are equally important. NNS President Jennifer Boykin discusses the importance of an engagement action plan.

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Change for Better

Change for Better As shipbuilders, we must continually seek opportunities for improvement. Regardless of the approach we take, the learning that is taking place along the way is making us smarter, better shipbuilders. Read a message from NNS President Jennifer Boykin on “change for better.”

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Built to Last

Change for Better Independence Day message from NNS President Jennifer Boykin encourages shipbuilders to reflect on their critical role in serving our nation. Boykin also introduces the next “I Build, We Build” video.

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Together We Can Make a Difference

Working Together NNS President Jennifer Boykin discusses how safety is the number one priority – where ever you may be. Boykin encourages shipbuilders to work together to discuss safety regularly both at home and at work.

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NNS FORWARD Strategy

https://nns.huntingtoningalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/forward-leadtheway-1-2.jpg 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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2017 Safest Year on Record at NNS

https://nns.huntingtoningalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/jb-2017safestyear.jpg In a letter to employees, Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin congratulates shipbuilders for the safest year on record.

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A Message on Civility

https://nns.huntingtoningalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/hiicivilityletter.jpg 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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The Glass: Evolving The Business Woman - A Women’s Business Conference

https://nns.huntingtoningalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/jacobs-speech-1-2.jpg 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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Boykin Speaks at 12 Explorers and the Age of Innovation Exhibit Opening

https://nns.huntingtoningalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/17A-0676-Button-NewsHEADER.jpg 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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Boykin Speaks at MLK Day Ceremonies

https://nns.huntingtoningalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/jbspeaking-mlkday.jpg 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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Boykin Speaks at Groundbreaking

http://nns.huntingtoningalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/jbspeaking-groundbreaking.jpg 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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Apprentice School Graduation Remarks

https://nns.huntingtoningalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/jbspeaking-apprenticegraduation.jpg 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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Larger Navy benefits country, shipbuilders

https://nns.huntingtoningalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/virginianpilotarticle.jpg 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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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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Hilton Village Centennial

https://nns.huntingtoningalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/ronmurray-hilton2.jpg Ron Murray, Newport News Shipbuilding’s vice president of Quality, spoke during the celebration of Hilton Village’s centennial anniversary. In his remarks, he shared the story of the special relationship that NNS and the community share and presented an original plat of the village, hand-drawn by NNS’ Plant Engineering Office 100 years ago.

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Model of Excellence Award Ceremony

https://nns.huntingtoningalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/jenniferboykin-moe2018.jpg Newport News Shipbuilding honored the extraordinary contributions of 181 shipbuilders at the 2018 Model of Excellence awards ceremony. The award is the company’s highest honor and recognizes individuals and teams.

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2018 Master Shipbuilder Ceremony

https://nns.huntingtoningalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/jenniferboykin-MSB2018.jpg Newport News Shipbuilding celebrated its 1,034 Master Shipbuilders – employees with 40 or more years of continuous service – during an annual recognition event

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The Apprentice School Commencement

The Apprentice School hosted commencement exercises for 157 graduates of the Class of 2018. Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin told the graduates that their contributions are far greater than building ships.

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National Maritime Day

Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin spoke at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Maritime Day celebration.

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Kennedy (CVN 79) Christening Speech

During the christening of John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, NNS President Jennifer Boykin addressed the thousands of shipbuilders, U.S. Navy personnel and guests who attended the event.

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Centennial Commencement Remarks

Newport News Shipbuilding hosted commencement exercises for The Apprentice School’s centennial class. During the ceremony, remarks were given by NNS President Jennifer Boykin.

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