ALTRIA GROUP - Key Persons


Allison Bolyard - Managing Director

Job Titles:
  • General Manager
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director and General Manager of Helix Innovations LLC
Allison Bolyard is Managing Director and General Manager of Helix Innovations LLC, the business unit that manufactures and markets on! nicotine pouches to adult consumers 21+. Prior to joining Altria in 2016 she gained extensive consumer products experience with 15 years at Procter & Gamble where she worked on brands such as Crest, Pantene and Old Spice in a variety of Finance and Brand Management roles. She also served in marketing roles at Baby Jogger and Capital One. Allison is a graduate of the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce. She serves on the Board of Trustees for The Valentine.

Calgary, Alberta

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Board of Directors

Charlie Whitaker - Chief Compliance Officer, CHRO, SVP

Job Titles:
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Member of the Executive Leadership Team
  • Senior Vice President
As Altria Group's Chief Human Resources Officer, Charlie Whitaker is responsible for leading the talent strategy for Altria and its family of companies, including our recruiting, leadership development, total rewards, inclusion and diversity, and transformation efforts, all with the goal of growing Altria's leadership advantage through our people and culture. As Chief Compliance Officer, Charlie oversees Altria's compliance and integrity program. Charlie has served in these or related capacities since 2009. Before that, Charlie served as Vice President, Compliance and Brand Integrity for Philip Morris USA and Assistant General Counsel for Labor & Employment and Compliance. Charlie began his career with Philip Morris USA's Law Department in April 2002 as Senior Counsel for Labor & Employment. Before joining PM USA, Charlie worked with the law firm of Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Va. Charlie graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor's degree in history. He also received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Virginia Law Review. He is the former Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Valentine, a Richmond history museum, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Debra J. Kelly-Ennis

Job Titles:
  • View Other Director
  • Member of the Audit
  • Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Diageo Canada, Inc
Ms. Kelly-Ennis was President and Chief Executive Officer of Diageo Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of Diageo plc, a global spirits, wine and beer company, from 2008 to June 2012. From 2005 to 2008, she was Chief Marketing Officer for Diageo North America, Inc., another subsidiary of Diageo plc. Ms. Kelly-Ennis has also held marketing, sales and general management positions with RJR/Nabisco, Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, General Motors Corporation and Grand Metropolitan PLC. She is a director of TFI International Inc. She also serves as Director Emeritus of Dress for Success Worldwide. She previously served as a director of Carnival Corporation & plc (2012 to January 2020), Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (2013 to October 2015) and PulteGroup, Inc. (1997 to September 2016). Ms. Kelly-Ennis is a member of the Audit, Innovation and Nominating, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committees.

Dinyar S. Devitre

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Finance Committee
  • View Other Director
Mr. Devitre served as Special Advisor to General Atlantic LLC, a private equity firm, from June 2008 to January 2017. In March 2008, Mr. Devitre retired from his position as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Altria Group, Inc. Prior to Mr. Devitre's appointment to this position in April 2002, he held a number of senior management positions with the company. He is a director of IHS Markit Ltd. He also serves as a director of Pratham USA and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He previously served as a director of Kraft Foods Inc. (now known as Mondelēz International, Inc.) from 2002 to 2007, Emdeon Inc. from 2008 to 2011, Western Union Company from 2006 to May 2015, SABMiller plc from 2007 to October 2016 and as a director of The Asia Society and The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. Mr. Devitre is Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Executive, Innovation and Nominating, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committees.

George Muñoz

Job Titles:
  • View Other Director
  • Principal of the Washington
  • Principal, Muñoz Investment Banking Group, LLC, Washington
Mr. Muñoz is a principal of the Washington, D.C.-based firm of Muñoz Investment Banking Group, LLC. He is also a partner in the Chicago-based law firm of Tobin & Muñoz. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation from 1997 to January 2001. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Muñoz was Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury Department. He is a director of Marriott International, Inc., Anixter International, Inc. and Laureate Education, Inc. He also serves as a trustee of the National Geographic Society and as a director of Direct Edge, Inc., a privately-held company. He previously served as a director of Archipelago Holdings, Inc. from 2004 to 2006 and Esmark Incorporated from 2007 to 2008. Mr. Muñoz is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Executive, Finance and Nominating, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committees.

Heather Newman

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Executive Leadership Team
  • Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy
Heather Newman serves as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy for Altria Group. In her role, she oversees Altria's Strategy & Business Development, Advanced Analytics, Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. Previously, Heather Newman served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Philip Morris USA, where she led the company's efforts to responsibly manufacture and market its brands, including Marlboro and IQOS, to adult tobacco consumers in a financially disciplined way. Since 1999, Heather held numerous leadership roles in Sales and Brand Management including Vice President & General Manager, Marlboro, the leading cigarette brand in all 50 states. Heather received her undergraduate business degree from Saint Joseph's University's Erivan K Haub School of Business and completed her M.B.A. at Saint Joseph's University with a concentration in Marketing in 2005. She serves on the Board of Directors of Mentor Virginia, The Executive Advisory Council for the University of Richmond Robins School of Business, as well as on the Board of Visitors for Saint Joseph's University.

Jennifer Hunter

Job Titles:
  • Member of the External Affairs Leadership Team
  • Senior Vice President / Corporate Citizenship / Altria Client Services LLC
  • Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship for Altria Client Services
Jennifer Hunter serves as Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship for Altria Client Services, which provides professional services and support to Altria Group and its operating companies. Jennifer leads the company's efforts to address external issues, and its operating companies' efforts to help prevent underage tobacco use and help adult tobacco users who decide to quit be more successful. She has held this position since 2011. Jennifer has held a variety of roles in Philip Morris (PM USA) Sales, PM USA Youth Smoking Prevention & Corporate Responsibility, ALCS Corporate Responsibility & Stakeholder Relations and ALCS Corporate Communications. She joined PM USA in 1994 as a Territory Sales Manager in Kenosha, Wis. Jennifer holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Wisconsin and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council. Jennifer also serves on the Boards of the Curry School Foundation of the University of Virginia, Virginia State University, The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia, NextUp RVA and on the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Fund Region 4 Council.

Jessica Pierucki - Managing Director

Job Titles:
  • General Manager
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director and General Manager of Nat Sherman
Jessica Pierucki is the Managing Director and General Manager of Nat Sherman LLC, a super-premium cigarette and cigar business. Before assuming her current role, Jessica served as the Managing Director of the Future of Commerce team, operating under Altria Client Services, which provides professional services and support to Altria Group and its operating companies. Jessica launched the Future of Commerce team in 2017 and led its efforts to explore and define innovative purchase strategies. Prior to her work with the Future of Commerce, Jessica was a Senior Director in the Strategy & Business Development department leading Corporate Ventures. Since 2000, Jessica has held many leadership positions starting in the Field Sales organization and spanning Brand Management with John Middleton and multiple National Trade Program roles in Altria Group Distribution Company. Jessica earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota where she attended the Carlson School of Management with a concentration in marketing. She served on the Board of Communities In Schools -Nashville. Jessica is championing women in the workplace through her involvement with the Network of Executive Women, Altria's Women in Sales, Women in Finance, and Women in Manufacturing.

Jim Mortensen - CEO, President

Job Titles:
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • General Manager
  • President
Jim Mortensen serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Ltd. He was appointed to this position in September 2018. Jim is an accomplished general manager with more than 25 years of global experience in consumer packaged goods businesses. His career spans several continents and senior level leadership positions including Region President, Latin America & Canada for Philip Morris International (PMI); Managing Director, Mexico, Ecuador & Peru; President, Philip Morris Japan K.K.; Senior Vice President, Sales & Distribution for Miller Brewing Company; and Vice President Trade Marketing for Philip Morris USA. In addition to his general management, sales and marketing expertise, Jim has also served as Senior Vice President Human Resources at PMI. Jim earned a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Jody Begley - SVP

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Executive Leadership Team
  • Senior Vice President
  • Senior Vice President, Tobacco Products
Jody Begley serves as Senior Vice President, Tobacco Products for Altria Group. In his role, he oversees Altria's core tobacco businesses as well as their Engineering, Quality and Product Development support and Consumer & Marketplace Insights. Jody brings extensive sales, marketing and strategy experience from across Altria's family of companies. Prior to his current appointment, Jody served as President and General Manager of Nu Mark, leading the company's development and marketing of innovative tobacco products for adult smokers and vapers. He joined Philip Morris USA in 1995 and has held various leadership positions including Vice President, Brand Management; Vice President, Strategy & Business Development; Vice President, Marketing & Promotion Services; Vice President, Brand Management, Smokeless; Vice President, Brand Management, Philip Morris USA and Vice President, Customer & Marketing Services, AGDC. Jody is a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville where he received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering in 1993, and an M.B.A. in 1995. He currently serves on the Board for the Boys & Girls Clubs in the metro Richmond area.

John T. Casteen III

Job Titles:
  • View Other Director

Jon Moore - CEO, President

Job Titles:
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • President
  • President and Chief Executive Officer for Philip Morris USA
Jon Moore serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for Philip Morris USA, where he leads the company's efforts to responsibly manufacture and market its brands to adult tobacco consumers in a financially disciplined way. Since joining the Altria family of companies in 2003, Jon has held various leadership roles including Vice President, Heated Tobacco Products, leading efforts to bring innovative heat-not-burn products to the American market on PM USA's behalf; Managing Director, Brand Management Heated Tobacco Products, PM USA, Director of Marketing, Nu Mark, various roles within Altria Group Distribution Company and brand management roles for PM USA and USSTC. A graduate of Fort Lewis College, Jon serves on the Board of Directors for Partnership for the Future, a Richmond based non-profit that helps motivated high school students with limited resources transition from high school to college and employment.

Kathryn B. McQuade

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • View Other Director
  • Chairman of the Nominating
  • Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer / Canadian Pacific Railway Limited
Ms. McQuade served as Senior Advisor of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited ("Canadian Pacific"), a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States, from November 2012 to May 2013, after previously serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Canadian Pacific from September 2008 to her retirement in November 2012. Ms. McQuade joined Canadian Pacific in June 2007 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Canadian Pacific, Ms. McQuade served as Executive Vice President - Planning and Chief Information Officer at Norfolk Southern Corporation where she spent 27 years in key information technology, strategic planning and finance leadership positions. She is a director of TransAlta Renewables Inc. She previously served on the board of The College of William & Mary Foundation. Ms. McQuade is Chair of the Nominating, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committee and a member of the Audit, Compensation and Talent Development and Executive Committees.

Mac Livingston

Job Titles:
  • Member of the External Affairs Leadership Team
  • Vice President Investor Relations / Altria Client Services LLC
  • Vice President, Investor Relations for Altria Client Services
Mac serves as Vice President, Investor Relations for Altria Client Services. In this role, he leads investor communications and engagement strategies on behalf of the Altria family of companies. Previously, Mac served as Managing Director, Investor Relations at Altria Client Services, where he was responsible for strategic messaging and investor engagement. Prior to this role, Mac served in a variety of roles in Investor Relations and Altria's Treasury department. He joined Altria in 2010 following more than ten years in the investment management industry. Mac received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Washington & Lee University and his M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Mark E. Newman

Job Titles:
  • View Other Director
  • Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, the Chemours Company Wilmington, DE / DIRECTOR since 2018
Mr. Newman is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Chemours Company ("Chemours"), a global chemical company. He is also the executive sponsor of the Chemours Black Employee Network. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chemours from 2015 to June 2019. Mr. Newman joined Chemours, then a subsidiary of DuPont, in 2014. From 2011 to 2014, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for SunCoke Energy Inc. Prior to 2011, Mr. Newman held financial and operational leadership positions at General Motors Corporation, GMAC Financial Services, LLC and Ally Financial Inc. Mr. Newman is a member of the Audit, Finance and Innovation Committees.

Megan Witherspoon

Job Titles:
  • Member of the External Affairs Leadership Team
  • Vice President Communications / Altria Client Services LLC
  • Vice President, Communications for Altria Client Services
Megan Witherspoon serves as Vice President, Communications for Altria Client Services. In this role, she leads communications and engagement strategies across multiple audiences on behalf of the Altria family of companies. Previously, Megan served as Senior Director, Brand Management at Philip Morris USA, where she led brand equity and digital marketing for Marlboro. Prior to this role, Megan served as Senior Director, Financial Communications on the Investor Relations team and Senior Manager, Strategy and Business Development, leading Altria's strategic planning processes. Since joining the Altria family of companies in 2004, Megan has held a variety of corporate responsibility and community relations roles within Altria Client Services. Megan currently serves on the Board of Directors for the James River Association, where she chairs the Marketing and Membership Committee. Megan received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia and a bachelor's degree in studio art from James Madison University.

Murray Garnick - Chief Legal Officer, EVP

Job Titles:
  • Executive Vice President
  • General Counsel
  • Member of the Executive Leadership Team
  • ALCS As Senior Vice President, Litigation and Associate General Counsel
Murray Garnick serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Altria Group. In his role, he leads the company's Law department and the Corporate Secretary's office, Regulatory Affairs and Regulatory Sciences. He has held this position since 2017. He previously served as Deputy General Counsel for Altria Client Services (ALCS), which provides professional services and support to Altria Group and its operating companies. At Altria, Murray has led the legal support for sales, marketing, regulation, and product development and intellectual property matters. He has also supervised the management of tobacco, health and other litigation brought against Altria Group and its operating companies throughout the country. In 2008, Murray joined ALCS as Senior Vice President, Litigation and Associate General Counsel. He brings extensive knowledge of Altria Group and its litigation issues as the result of representing the company and its subsidiaries for more than two decades as a senior partner at the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. While at the firm, Murray represented the company in a broad range of litigation, specializing in product liability and consumer protection litigation with an emphasis on appellate litigation Murray currently serves on the Board of the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Nabil Y. Sakkab

Job Titles:
  • View Other Director

Paige Magness

Job Titles:
  • Member of the External Affairs Leadership Team
  • Senior Vice President / Regulatory Affairs / Altria Client Services LLC
  • Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs for Altria Client Services
Paige Magness serves as Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs for Altria Client Services. In this role, she leads FDA-related regulatory strategy, engagement, communications and advocacy for Altria's tobacco operating companies. She also develops regulatory and research strategies related to Altria's pursuit of tobacco harm reduction and FDA authorization of modified risk tobacco products. Previously Paige served as Vice President, Investor Relations and Communications for Altria Client Services. Prior to this role, Paige served as Managing Director, Regulatory Affairs, where she led strategies to develop and present new product applications to FDA; Director, Financial Communications on the Investor Relations team; Director, Strategy & Business Development, in which she led Altria's planning processes; and Director, Corporate Responsibility, where she was accountable for strategies and programs including environmental sustainability and underage tobacco prevention. Since joining the Altria family of companies in 2002, Paige has held a variety of communications and corporate affairs roles within Kraft Foods, Philip Morris USA and Altria Client Services. Paige currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Richmond Ballet and on the Nominating Committee for Chi Omega Fraternity. Paige received her bachelor's degree in political science from Louisiana State University.

Philip Morris

Job Titles:
  • PM USA )
Philip Morris & Co., Ltd. was established in 1847 when the family of Philip Morris opened their first London tobacco shop and began making tobacco products that royalty and the working man alike would enjoy.

Ryan Bauersachs - Managing Director

Job Titles:
  • General Manager
  • Managing Director

Sal Mancuso - CFO, EVP

Job Titles:
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Executive Vice President
  • Member of the Executive Leadership Team

Scott Myers - CEO, President

Job Titles:
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • President

Shannon Leistra - CEO, President

Job Titles:
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • President

Thomas F. Farrell II

Job Titles:
  • View Other Director
  • Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dominion Energy, Inc
  • Non - Executive Chairman of the Board, Chair of the Executive Committee
Mr. Farrell is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dominion Energy, Inc. ("Dominion"), one of the nation's largest producers of energy. He became President and Chief Executive Officer of Dominion effective January 2006 and was elected Chairman in April 2007. From January 2004 through December 2005, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Dominion and prior to that as Executive Vice President. He is a director of Dominion Energy Gas Holdings, LLC and Virginia Electric and Power Company, which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Dominion that only issue registered debt. He also serves as a director of Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services Limited, Edison Electric Institute, the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations, Richmond Performing Arts Center L.L.L.P., The NH Foundation and Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges. He previously served as a director of Dominion Energy Midstream GP, LLC and on the board of trustees of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Mr. Farrell is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Chair of the Executive Committee and a member of the Compensation and Talent Development and Nominating, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committees.

Todd Walker - SVP

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Executive Leadership Team
  • Senior Vice President

Virginia E. Shanks

Job Titles:
  • View Other Director
Ms. Shanks served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. ("Pinnacle"), a casino entertainment company, from July 2013 until October 15, 2018 when Pinnacle merged with Penn National Gaming, Inc. ("Penn National"), also a casino entertainment company. After the merger, she served as Strategic Advisor for Penn National until December 31, 2019. Previously, from October 2010 to June 2013, Ms. Shanks served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Pinnacle. Prior to joining Pinnacle, she was Chief Marketing Officer for Multimedia Games Inc. from 2008 to 2010. Prior to 2008, Ms. Shanks held senior executive positions for more than 25 years at the property, division and corporate levels of Caesars Entertainment Corp., including Senior Vice President of Brand Management. She serves as a Trustee of EPR Properties. Ms. Shanks is a member of the Audit, Compensation and Talent Development and Innovation Committees.

W. Leo Kiely III

Job Titles:
  • View Other Director
  • Chairman of the Compensation and Talent
  • Retired Chief Executive Officer, MillerCoors LLC
Mr. Kiely retired as Chief Executive Officer of MillerCoors LLC, a joint venture combining the U.S. and Puerto Rico operations of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company, in July 2011, a position he had held since July 2009. From February 2005 through July 2009, Mr. Kiely served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors Brewing Company. From March 1993 to March 2005 he held a variety of executive positions at Coors Brewing Company, including Chief Executive Officer. Before joining Coors Brewing Company, he held executive positions with Frito-Lay, Inc., a subsidiary of PepsiCo Inc., and Ventura Coastal Corporation, a division of Seven Up Inc. He previously served as a director of HC Government Realty Trust, Inc. (2016 to 2019), Medpro Safety Products, Inc. (2009 to March 2014), and as a director of The Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Helen G. Bonfils Foundation. Mr. Kiely is Chair of the Compensation and Talent Development Committee and a member of the Executive, Finance and Innovation Committees.

William F. Gifford - CEO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Member of the Executive Leadership Team
  • View Other Director
  • Chief Executive Officer, Altria Group, Inc. Richmond, VA
Mr. Gifford is Chief Executive Officer of Altria Group, Inc. Prior to his election as Chief Executive Officer effective April 16, 2020, Mr. Gifford served as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer since May 2018 where he was responsible for Altria's financial functions as well as its core tobacco businesses, sales and distribution business and Consumer & Market Insights team. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from March 1, 2015 to May 2018. Since joining Philip Morris USA in 1994, Mr. Gifford has served in numerous leadership roles in Strategy & Business Development, Finance, Marketing Information & Consumer Research and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Philip Morris USA Inc. Billy Gifford is the Chief Executive Officer of Altria Group. Billy has served in numerous senior leadership roles during his more than 25-year career at Altria, including most recently Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer where he was responsible for Altria's financial functions as well as its core tobacco businesses, sales and distribution business and Consumer & Market Insights team. Since joining Philip Morris USA in 1994, Billy has served in numerous leadership roles in Strategy & Business Development, Finance, Marketing Information & Consumer Research and as President and Chief Executive Officer of PM USA. Prior to that, he was Vice President and Treasurer for Altria Group where he led various functions including Risk Management, Treasury Management, Benefits Investments, Corporate Finance and Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis. Prior to joining PM USA, Billy worked at the public accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand, which currently is known as PricewaterhouseCoopers. Billy serves on the Board of Directors of Anheuser-Busch InBev.