Howard A. Willard III

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Howard A. Willard III has been Chairman, Director and Chief Executive Officer of Altria from May 2018.[1]

Long Standing Career with the Tobacco Industry

Willard joined Philip Morris USA (a subsidiary of Altria) in 1992.[1] Since then he has had several leading positions, including:[1][2]

  • Chief Operating Officer, Altria (2015-2018)
  • Chief Financial Officer, Altria (2011 – 2015)
  • Executive Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Philip Morris USA
  • Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Philip Morris USA


From 2009 to 2015, Willard was a non-Executive Director at alcohol company SABMiller.

TobaccoTactics Resources

Relevant Link

Altria homepage


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Altria, Our Leadership, undated, accessed January 2019
  2. Bloomberg, Altria Group Inc: Howard A. Willard III, undated, accessed January 2019