Kellye Walker is executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary for Eastman. Walker is responsible 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 global health, safety, environment and security organization.
Prior to joining the company in April 2020, Walker served as corporate vice president and general counsel at Huntington Ingalls Industries and was responsible for its law department and outside counsel. She also worked for American Water Works, where she was 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 degree 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.