William Gifford

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William (‘Billy’) F. Gifford has been the Chief Financial Officer of Altria since March 2015, and was appointed Vice Chairman of Altria’s Board in May 2018.[1][2]

Long-Standing Career with Tobacco Industry

Gifford joined Philip Morris USA (PM USA) (a subsidiary of Altria) in 1994 as an accountant and has since held several senior positions, including:[1][2][3][4]

  • Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development at Altria (2013 – 2015)
  • President and Chief Executive Officer of PM USA (2010 – 2013)

TobaccoTactics Resources

Relevant Link

Altria website


  1. 1.0 1.1 William F. Gifford Jr., Bloomberg.com, undated, accessed March 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 Altria, Our Leadership: Billy Gifford, undated, accessed March 2019
  3. Philip Morris USA, Leadership, undated, accessed March 2019
  4. Philip Morris USA, Leadership, 8 November 2013, accessed March 2019