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William F. Gifford, Jr.

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CEO and Director, Altria Group Inc

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William F. Gifford, Jr. is the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Altria Group, Inc (MO). Prior to his election as Chief Executive Officer effective April 16, 2020, Gifford served as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer since May 2018 responsible for Altria's financial functions as well as its core tobacco businesses, sales and distribution business and consumer and market Insights team. 

He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company from March 1, 2015, to May 2018. 

Since joining Philip Morris USA in 1994, 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.

Gifford serves on the Board of Directors of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV. He also serves on the Board of Catalyst Inc. He is a member of the Executive Committee. 


  • Bachelor of Engineering - Saint Louis University


  • Altria Group - CEO