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Federal Regulation of Tobacco

Tobacco products and tobacco companies have been a source of considerable conflict and controversy over the years. Altria supported giving the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products and by continuing to support FDA regulation, we hope to provide leadership in helping resolve many of the issues related to our industry. Learn more about this important regulation and why we engage with the FDA on topics like reducing the harm associated with tobacco.

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Federal Regulation of Tobacco

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Where There's Smoke: The Growing Black Market in Illicit Cigarettes

Executives

Martin J. Barrington, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Marty Barrington serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Altria Group.
Marty joined the Altria family of companies in 1993. His previous positions at Altria Group include Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance and Administrative Officer. Previous to those positions, Marty was General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Philip Morris International and General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Philip Morris USA.
Before joining the Altria family, Marty practiced law in both the government and private sectors. He serves on the board of directors of the Richmond Performing Arts Center, the boards of trustees for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and The College of Saint Rose and on the advisory board of the Points of Light Institute. Marty is also a former Commissioner for the Virginia Port Authority.
David R. Beran, President and Chief Operating Officer
Dave Beran is President and Chief Operating Officer of Altria Group and oversees Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton, Altria Group Distribution Company and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. He also leads the Marketing and Consumer Research, Procurement and Information Services organizations at Altria Client Services.
Dave joined the Altria family of companies in 1976. His previous positions at the company include Vice Chairman for Altria Group; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Altria; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for PM USA; and Executive Vice President of Finance, Planning & Information for PM USA.
In the community, he serves on the board of directors for the Richmond Ballet.
Craig A. Johnson, President Chief Executive Officer Altria Group Distribution Comp
Craig Johnson serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for Altria Group Distribution Company (AGDC), a service organization that provides centralized sales, distribution and consumer engagement services to Altria's tobacco operating companies, Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company and John Middleton. He has held this position since April 2011.
Under Craig's leadership, AGDC provides high quality programs and services to Altria’s tobacco companies’ trade partners (wholesalers and retailers) and executes consumer engagement programs for adult tobacco consumers. As part of this effort, Field Sales employees call on more than 250,000 retail stores monthly to enhance Altria’s tobacco operating companies’ brands in a focused and responsible way.
Prior his current role, Craig served as Executive Vice President for Altria Group, overseeing Altria's three tobacco operating companies as well as Altria Sales & Distribution and Altria Consumer Engagement Services.
Craig has extensive experience with leadership development, brand management and sales in the consumer packaged goods industry.
He held a variety of senior leadership positions at PM USA after joining the company as a Vice President in 1991. Prior to joining the company, he was with Frito-Lay Inc. and Procter & Gamble.
Active in the community, Craig serves on the boards of directors of St. Christopher's School, the Peter Paul Development Center, and the First Tee of Richmond and Chesterfield in Virginia.

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