Kellye Walker is executive vice president and chief legal officer for Eastman. Joining the company in April 2020, she has overall leadership responsibility for Eastman’s legal organization, which includes corporate governance, compliance and litigation management, as well as government affairs, product stewardship and regulatory affairs, global business conduct and the company’s global health, safety, environment and security organization.
Walker came to Eastman from Huntington Ingalls Industries where she served as corporate vice president and general counsel starting in January 2015, having responsibility for HII’s law department and outside counsel. Before joining HII, Walker worked for American Water Works Co. where she held the roles of chief administrative officer, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. She previously served as senior vice president and general counsel at Diageo North America and as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for BJ’s Wholesale Club. She currently serves on Lincoln Electric’s Board of Directors.
Walker earned a bachelor’s degree at Louisiana Tech University and a Juris Doctor at Emory University School of Law. She is a member of the American Bar Association and a former board member of the Association of Corporate Counsel.