Jerri Fuller Dickseski is executive vice president of communications for Huntington Ingalls Industries, America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry.
Named to this position in 2011, Dickseski is responsible for the company’s communications strategy and execution, encompassing all external communications, media relations, advertising, executive communications, enterprise employee communications, crisis communications, corporate special events, Web and social media, and branding/corporate image.
Prior to this position and since 2008, she served as sector vice president of communications for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. Dickseski joined Newport News Shipbuilding in 1991 as editor for an internal publication. Since then, she has held several positions of increasing responsibility in both internal and external communications. In 1999, she was promoted to director of communications for Newport News Shipbuilding, where she led communications activities and served as chief spokesperson.
Dickseski earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Old Dominion University, where she currently serves on the Board of Visitors and chair of the Audit Committee. She serves on the board of directors for the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula and is a charter member and a current member of Women United, a partnership with the United Way. She is also a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division supports national security missions around the globe with unmanned systems, defense and federal solutions, nuclear and environmental services, and fleet sustainment. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.
Updated May 13, 2020
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