Dennis Kim is the executive vice president and chief legal officer for Bell, Textron Inc. and a member of the Bell Executive Leadership Team. In this role, he is responsible for providing legal and business advice to all aircraft programs and managing due diligence processes and negotiating agreements for complex transactions. Kim leads a highly skilled legal team responsible for supporting all functions and aircraft platforms, including commercial and military business.
Prior to returning to Bell, Kim served as the senior vice president and general counsel for Textron Systems where he supported multiple divisions, including domestic and international business. During his initial time as a Bell employee, he served as deputy general counsel for Military and Commercial Business and Procurement, where he was responsible for all transactional efforts (sales and procurement), process integrity, as well as the Ethics and Compliance program.
Kim began his legal career as a U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps officer, holding various positions such as trial counsel and chief of legal assistance. After discharge from the Army, Kim continued his legal career as a civilian litigation counsel, supporting the Army Suspension and Debarment Official at the Army’s Procurement Fraud Branch within the U.S. Army Legal Services Agency.
Kim attended Georgia State University, where he received a Juris Doctor degree. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science and music from Augusta State University.