Board of Directors - Howard A. Willard III

Howard A. Willard III
​Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Altria Group, Inc., Richmond, VA
Director since 2018
Birth Year: 1963​

Howard Willard is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Altria Group and oversees Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton, Nat Sherman,​ Nu Mark, Altria Group Distribution Company and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.​

He previously held the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Since joining Philip Morris USA in 1992, Mr. Willard has held senior roles, including Finance, Sales, Information Services, Quality and Compliance, Corporate Responsibility and Strategy & Business Development. 

Before joining the Altria family of companies, Mr. Willard worked at Bain & Company and Salomon Brothers Inc.

He has a B.A. from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Mr. Willard serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Business Council.

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Martin J. Barrington
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Gerald L. Baliles
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John T. Casteen III
President Emeritus, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Dinyar S. Devitre
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Thomas F. Farrell II
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Debra J. Kelly-Ennis
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W. Leo Kiely III
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Kathryn B. McQuade
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George Muñoz
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Mark E. Newman
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Nabil Y. Sakkab
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Virginia E. Shanks
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