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Eastman appoints Kellye Walker as chief legal officer

Mar '20
Kellye L. Walker. Pic: Eastman
Kellye L. Walker. Pic: Eastman
Eastman has announced that Kellye L. Walker will join the company on April 13, 2020, as executive vice president and chief legal officer. Walker will assume the position from Clark L. Jordan, who has been serving as Eastman’s interim chief legal officer since August 1, 2019. Jordan will remain with the company as a member of senior management.

Walker is a seasoned executive with senior leadership experience spanning multiple industries, nearly three decades of legal experience and a strong track record of strategy development, working with boards of directors with responsibility for legal matters and corporate governance policies and practices. Walker joins Eastman having most recently served as executive vice president and chief legal officer of Huntington Ingalls, America’s largest military shipbuilding company and government services provider, according to a press release by the company.

Prior to joining Huntington Ingalls in 2015, Walker served as chief administrative officer, general counsel, and secretary at American Water Works, where she led a team of professionals having responsibility for the human resources, information technology, government affairs, corporate communications and law departments.

Before joining American Water, she served as senior vice president and general counsel for Diageo North America where she was a member of the senior leadership team for the multi-national Diageo. Walker also previously served as senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary for BJ’s Wholesale Club and as a corporate partner in private practice.

Walker has received her BS in business administration, marketing, from Louisiana Tech University and her JD from Emory University.

“The executive team and I are pleased that Kellye has agreed to join the Eastman team. Kellye brings tremendous experience after serving for over 18 years as chief legal officer of other companies in various industries. She is a proven senior advisor and people leader with an impressive track record of success, and we look forward to welcoming her to Eastman,” Mark Costa, board chair and chief executive officer at Eastman said.

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