Christopher was recently named corporate vice president and general manager, corporate development, at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII). HII designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe.
Christopher previously served as vice president and chief financial officer for HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. Prior to the HII spin from Northrop Grumman Corp., he served as vice president, business management, and CFO for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding-Gulf Coast and vice president, contracts and risk management, for Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. He held several positions at other Northrop Grumman businesses, including service as the corporate director of strategic transactions.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a master of business administration degree from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.