Kim Herrington

Kim Herrington

Vice President, Government Finance
Virtual April 2022 Procurement Division Meeting
Kim Herrington is Vice President, Government Finance at L3Harris Technologies.  In this role, Kim is responsible for providing strategic leadership to L3Harris business segments to optimize financial performance within the U.S. government contracting environment.  This role enables enterprise performance by leveraging best-in-class defense government finance principles to improve organizational effectiveness and minimize risk. Areas of focus include wrap rate management, government compliance, strategic rate pool structure reviews, and integration of financial plans into the strategic plan.  

Prior to joining L3Harris, Kim worked for 3 years for the Department of Defense, serving as a principal advisor to the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment.  He served 2 years as the Director of Defense Pricing and Contracting, where he led the contract and pricing policy efforts for DoD and served as the functional leader for the Department’s 30,000 contracting officers.  He completed his DoD tenure as the Principal Director for Industrial Policy where he was responsible for efforts to support the Defense Industrial Base.  

Previously he was senior vice president and chief financial officer for Textron Systems.  In this role, he was responsible for all the business’ financial activities including financial planning and analysis, accounting, financial reporting, and program financial control.  Herrington led a team of over 200 finance personnel across the various operating units of Textron Systems.  He was a member of the Textron Systems Executive Leadership Team and the Textron Finance Council.  Herrington led activities to improve program management practices and was also a board member for the National Defense Industrial Association’s Integrated Program Management Division.

Before joining Textron Systems, Herrington spent more than seven years at Bell Helicopter, a Textron company. He served four years as director of Earned Value Management System (EVMS), and 3 years as vice president of Cost Management Integration. As VP CMI, he led Bell’s EVMS and Pricing & Estimating (P&E) organizations. For EVMS, Herrington was responsible for establishing and implementing the earned value management processes, systems, tools and reports used by program management on various Bell programs. 

Prior to his time with Textron, Herrington worked for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. In his 20 years at Lockheed Martin, he had a variety of earned value, cost management, financial, estimating and subcontract management roles. He began his career as a subcontract negotiator on the F-117A program and served 10 years on the F/A-22 program, most of that time as the estimating manager.  He held senior manager finance roles on the C-130J and F-35 programs leading all the financial activities on those large programs.

Herrington earned a master of business administration degree in finance from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.