Billy Gifford serves as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, Altria Group. In this role, Billy is responsible for overseeing Altria's core tobacco businesses, Ste Michelle Wine Estates, and the Finance and Procurement functions. In 2018, Billy also began to oversee Altria's core tobacco business.
Prior to his current position, Billy was Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development. Since joining Philip Morris USA in 1994, Billy has served in numerous leadership roles in Finance, Marketing Information & Consumer Research and as President and Chief Executive Officer of PM USA. Prior to that, he was Vice President and Treasurer for Altria where he led various functions including Risk Management, Treasury Management, Benefits Investments, Corporate Finance and Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis.
Prior to joining PM USA, Billy worked at the public accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand, which currently is known as PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Billy serves on the Board of Directors of Anheuser-Busch InBev and is a Trustee to Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business.