ALTRIA - Key Persons


Billy Gifford - CFO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Vice Chairman

Charlie Whitaker - Chief Compliance Officer, CHRO, SVP

Job Titles:
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Senior Vice President

Debra J. Kelly-Ennis

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Innovation Committee
  • Member of Nominating, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committee
  • 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 Carnival Corporation & plc, TFI International Inc. and a privately-held company. She also serves as Director Emeritus of Dress for Success Worldwide. She previously served as a director of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. from 2013 to October 2015 and PulteGroup, Inc. from 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
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Member of the Innovation Committee
  • Member of Nominating, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committee
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:
  • Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Member of the Finance Committee
  • Member of Nominating, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committee
  • Principal of the Washington
  • Principal, Muñoz Investment Banking Group, LLC, Washington, D.C
  • Principal, Muñoz Investment Banking Group, LLC, Washington, D.C. Partner, Tobin & Muñoz, Chicago, IL
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:
  • Senior Vice President / Corporate Strategy

Howard A. Willard III - CEO, Chairman

Job Titles:
  • Chairman
  • Chairman of the Executive Committee
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • BoardMember
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Altria Group, Inc., Richmond, VA
Howard Willard is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Altria Group. Mr. Willard has served in numerous leadership positions during his more than 25-year career at Altria -- including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development.​ Most recently, Mr. Willard served as the Chief Operating Officer of Altria Group, overseeing Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton, Nat Sherman, Nu Mark, Altria Group Distribution Company, Consumer Insights and Engagement and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. Since joining Philip Morris USA in 1992, Mr. Willard has held senior roles, including Finance, Sales, Information Services, Quality and Compliance, Corporate Responsibility and Strategy & Business Development. Mr. Willard has also served as a director of SAB Miller. Before joining the Altria family of companies, Mr. Willard worked at Bain & Company and Salomon Brothers Inc. A passionate believer in the power of diversity and inclusion, Mr. Willard is a signatory to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge and most recently sponsored Altria's young professional Employee Resource Group, Spring. Mr. Willard has a B.A. from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Howard serves on the Management Roundtable and Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board of Vice Chairs, and is a member of the Catalyst CEOs Champions for Change and its Board of Directors​​.

Jennifer Hunter

Job Titles:
  • Senior Vice President / Corporate Citizenship

Jessica Pierucki - Managing Director

Job Titles:
  • General Manager
  • Managing Director

Jim Mortensen - President

Job Titles:
  • President

Jody Begley - SVP

Job Titles:
  • Senior Vice President

John T. Casteen III

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Audit, Compensation and Talent
  • President Emeritus, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Mr. Casteen became President Emeritus of the University of Virginia in August 2010 after having served as President of the University since 1990. He is both University Professor and Professor of English. Previously, Mr. Casteen served as Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia from 1982 to 1985 and President of the University of Connecticut from 1985 to 1990. He is a director of Strategic Education, Inc. He also serves as a director of Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Leifur Eiríksson Foundation, Institute for Shipboard Education (Semester at Sea) and Echo360, Inc. He previously served on the boards of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Virginia Foundation for Community College Education and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Mr. Casteen is a member of the Audit, Compensation and Talent Development​ and Innovation Committees.

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 Audit Committee
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Chairman of Nominating, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committee
  • Chairman of the Nominating
  • Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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:
  • Vice President Investor Relations

Mark E. Newman

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Finance Committee
  • Chief Operating Officer, the Chemours Company, Wilmington, DE
  • Chief Operating Officer, the Chemours Company, Wilmington, DE / Director since 2018
Mr. Newman is 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:
  • Vice President Communications

Michael Manson - VP

Job Titles:
  • Vice President
Michael Manson is Vice President, Heated Tobacco Products, leading efforts to bring innovative heat-not-burn products to the American market on PM USA's behalf. Since joining the Altria family of companies in 2009, Michael has held various roles in Finance, Strategy & Business Development, Sales and Brand Management. Most recently, he was Senior Director, Heated Tobacco Products, helping to shape the commercialization strategy for new product launches. Michael has also supported the Strategy & Business Development group, leading efforts to assess Altria's long-term business strategy and review potential M&A opportunities. A graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Michael received a B.S. in Finance in 2009 with a minor in History. He temporarily left Altria to obtain an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia in 2014. He is a Richmond native and is active in the Boy Scouts of America.​​​​​​​

Murray Garnick - Chief Legal Officer, EVP

Job Titles:
  • Executive Vice President
  • General Counsel

Nabil Y. Sakkab

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Innovation Committee
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Member of the Finance Committee
  • Retired Senior Vice President, Corporate Research and Development
Dr. Sakkab held a variety of positions at The Procter & Gamble Company beginning in 1974. He retired in November 2007 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Research and Development. He is a director of Pharnext and several privately-held companies. He previously served as a director of Deinove from 2010 to April 2016 and Givaudan SA from 2008 to March 2015. Dr. Sakkab is Chair of the Innovation Committee and a member of the Executive, Finance and Nominating, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committees.

Paige Magness - SVP

Job Titles:
  • Senior Vice President

Philip Morris - CEO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Executive Officer

Ryan Bauersachs - Managing Director

Job Titles:
  • Managing Director

Sal Mancuso

Job Titles:
  • Senior Vice President / Finance and Procurement

Scott Myers - President

Job Titles:
  • President

Shannon Leistra - CEO, President

Job Titles:
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • President

Sheila Freeman

Job Titles:
  • Vice President / Manufacturing
Sheila Freeman serves as Vice President, Manufacturing, where she oversees Philip Morris USA's smokeable tobacco brands. She is responsible for the day to day strategic direction of PM USA Manufacturing. Sheila joined the Philip Morris USA Finance Department in 1991. After assignments in Finance and Operations, she joined the Information Services Organization where she held many positions including Managing Director, SAP Competency Center. She then joined the Sales Organization, and was appointed Managing Director, Customer Services and Distribution and subsequently Managing Director, National Accounts. She then moved to PM USA Manufacturing in the position of Senior Director, Operations Logistics. Sheila most recently held the position of Senior Director, Regulatory Planning. Sheila serves on the Board of Directors for the CARITAS Organization. She attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa for her undergraduate studies, where she majored in Accounting, and Mississippi State University in Starkville, where she received her M.B.A​.

Thomas F. Farrell II

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dominion Energy, Inc
  • Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dominion Energy, Inc., Richmond, VA
  • Member of Nominating, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committee
  • Presiding Director
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 director of Dominion Energy Midstream GP, LLC, and also serves as 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 on the board of trustees of​ the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Mr. Farrell is the Presiding Director and a member of the Compensation and Talent Development​, Executive and Nominating, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committees.

Todd Walker

Job Titles:
  • Senior Vice President / Government Affairs

Virginia E. Shanks

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Innovation Committee
  • Member of the Audit, Compensation and Talent
  • Strategic Advisor for Penn National Gaming, Inc
  • Strategic Advisor, Penn National Gaming, Inc., Las Vegas, NV
Ms. Shanks is a Strategic Advisor for Penn National Gaming, Inc. ("Penn National"), a casino entertainment company. She previously 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. 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. Ms. Shanks is a member of the Audit, Compensation and Talent Development​ and Innovation Committees.​

W. Leo Kiely III - Chairman

Job Titles:
  • Chairman
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Member of the Finance Committee
  • Member of the Innovation Committee
  • BoardMember
  • Chairman of the Compensation and Talent
  • Retired Chief Executive Officer, MillerCoors LLC, Golden, CO
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 is a director of HC Government Realty Trust, Inc. He previously served as a director of Medpro Safety Products, Inc. from 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.