Charlie Whitaker serves as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Compliance and Information Services. He is also the Chief Compliance Officer of Altria Group, Inc. Charlie is responsible for directing the Human Resources, Compliance and Information Services for Altria Group and its family of companies. As Chief Compliance Officer, Charlie oversees Altria's compliance program, working closely with the compliance officers for each of the Altria Group companies.
Prior to his current role, Charlie served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Compliance and also as Vice President, Compliance and Brand Integrity for Philip Morris USA. He has also served as the company's Assistant General Counsel for Labor and Employment and Compliance. Charlie began his career with Philip Morris USA's Law Department in April 2002 as Senior Counsel for Labor and Employment.
Before joining PM USA, Charlie worked with the law firm of Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Va.
Charlie graduated from the University of Virginia in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in history. He also received his juris doctor degree in 1993 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Virginia Law Review. He chairs the Board of Trustees of The Valentine, a Richmond history museum, and serves on the Board of Directors of Virginians for High Speed Rail.