Seasoned in-house leader Kellye Walker is leaving her post as chief legal officer at Huntington Ingalls Industries, the largest military shipbuilder in the country, to take over as the top lawyer for Eastman Chemical Co.

Walker begins her new job on April 13 at Eastman, a specialty chemical and materials company based in Kingsport, Tennessee. The firm has about 14,500 employees in more than 100 countries and its products are used in a wide array of industries, from construction and electronics to health and transportation.