December 17, 2010 - Altria Group Inc. has adopted a new senior officer structure that it said "will enhance the company's responsiveness to evolving regulatory and marketplace opportunities and continue to develop future leadership capability for the company."
Michael E. Szymanczyk will remain chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Altria. Reporting to Szymanczyk will be four business areas, each led by a single executive officer:
* Business Operations - Effective Jan. 1, 2011, David R. Beran will become vice chairman of Altria, responsible for Business Operations.
* Innovation, Public Affairs, Human Resources and Compliance - Effective Jan. 1, 2011, Martin J. Barrington will become vice chairman of Altria, responsible for Innovation, Public Affairs, Human Resources and Compliance.
* Finance and Strategic Planning - Effective Jan. 1, 2011, Howard A. Willard will become executive vice president and chief financial officer of Altria.
* Law - Denise F. Keane will continue to serve as executive vice president and general counsel.
For more information see the Altra press release below..
Reference: Altria Announces New Management Structure, Press Release, SOURCE: Altria Group, Inc., 12/15/2010.