Our Leadership

 
Our senior leadership brings deep experience to managing our business and setting the strategic direction of the company.
Our Leadership
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Heather Newman
President and Chief Executive Officer
Heather Newman serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for Philip Morris USA, where she leads the company's efforts to responsibly manufacture and market its brands to adult tobacco consumers in a financially disciplined way.
Previously, Heather held a number of brand marketing leadership roles, including Vice President & General Manager, Marlboro, and Director of Brand Management, Skoal, for U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, the world’s leading producer and marketer of smokeless tobacco.  
Heather has also served as the Director of Strategy and Business Development for Altria Client Services, dedicating her time to growing the Altria Ventures Fund. Since 1999, she has held various leadership roles in Altria Group Distribution Company and in Brand Management for Philip Morris USA as well as John Middleton. Heather received her undergraduate business degree in 1999 from Saint Joseph's University's Erivan K Haub School of Business with a concentration in Food Marketing and also completed her Masters of Business Administration at Saint Joseph's University Erivan K Haub School of Business with a concentration in Marketing.
She serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Mentoring Partnership and the Executive Advisory Council for the University of Richmond Robins School of Business.
 
Gregory H. Ray
Senior Vice President
Manufacturing
Greg Ray serves as Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, where he oversees Philip Morris USA’s smokeable tobacco brands. He has held this position since November 2013.
Greg most recently served as Vice President, Manufacturing, for U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company where he oversaw Smokeless Tobacco Processing and Manufacturing. During his more than 20 years with the Altria family of companies, Greg has held a variety of positions in Quality and Compliance, Altria Consumer Engagement Services, PM USA Manufacturing and Research, Development & Engineering. While Director of Plant Operations for the Park 500 facility, he led the construction of an innovative Natural Treatment System to reduce nutrient levels in treated wastewater from tobacco processing.
Greg is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He serves on the Board of Directors for Keep America Beautiful and as a trustee for the Historic Richmond Foundation.
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Jon Moore
Vice President
Heated Tobacco Products
Jon Moore is Vice President, Heated Tobacco Products, leading efforts to bring innovative heat-not-burn products to the American market on PM USA's behalf.
Since joining the Altria family of companies in 2003, Jon has held various leadership roles including Managing Director, Brand Management Heated Tobacco Products, PM USA, Director of Marketing, Nu Mark, various roles within Altria Group Distribution Company and brand management roles for PM USA and USSTC.
A graduate of Fort Lewis College, Jon serves on the Board of Directors for Partnership for the Future, a Richmond based non-profit that helps motivated high school students with limited resources transition from high school to college and employment.​​​​​​​