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NEWS | July 20, 2023

Jennifer Herbig to take over as executive director of Code 1100, Executive Department

By Ben Hutto, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs

Jennifer Herbig is set to take over as the new executive director of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in August. She will be replacing Richard Tift, who has served in the position for the past 19 years.

Herbig will be leaving her current position as the chief learning officer at Code 1180, Command University, to assume her new position at Code 1100, Executive Department.

“I’m really excited about starting my new position as executive director of PSNS & IMF,” she said. “What excites me the most is getting to know the Code 1100 leadership group and the various department heads. I also look forward to learning more about how the organization operates and influencing positive change.”

Spanning her 23-year career in human resources, Herbig has placed a premium on working with people and solving problems.

Since starting her career working with the Navy when she was selected for the Presidential Management Fellow program through the Office of Civilian Human Resources in Washington DC. It was that position that initially brought her to PSNS & IMF on a temporary duty assignment in 1998. Despite growing up in New York, Herbig kept returning to the Pacific Northwest as a human resource specialist for various commands. She served as the Navy Region Northwest on-site human resource director before transitioning to another position as human resource director for Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest. Herbig returned to PSNS & IMF when she assumed the position of chief learning officer in June 2022.

Outside of her work for the Navy, Herbig previously served as a legislative assistant to a Congresswoman and managed a public health outreach program for the Young Women's Christian Association of the United States of America of Boston.

With her varied background, Herbig is excited to get to work and help the organization grow.

“People are my business and I’m very passionate about making them the center of all we do,” she said. “When I say people, I mean ALL people. We have a long way to go in achieving an inclusive work environment. For PSNS & IMF to be successful now and in the future it will take engagement of all 14,000 heads, hearts and hands.”

As PSNS & IMF moves ahead, Herbig is poised to help the organization meet its goals and continue to safeguard the nation, despite any challenges that may loom in the future.

“We do can do hard things; we do them every day,” she explained. “We have, however, a very talented leadership team and very dedicated work force.”