As Altria Group's Chief Human Resources Officer, Charlie Whitaker is responsible for leading the talent strategy for Altria and its family of companies, including our recruiting, leadership development, total rewards, inclusion and diversity, and transformation efforts, all with the goal of growing Altria's leadership advantage through our people and culture. As Chief Compliance Officer, Charlie oversees Altria's compliance and integrity program.
Charlie has served in these or related capacities since 2009. Before that, Charlie served as Vice President, Compliance and Brand Integrity for Philip Morris USA and Assistant General Counsel for Labor & Employment and Compliance. Charlie began his career with Philip Morris USA's Law Department in April 2002 as Senior Counsel for Labor & Employment.
Before joining PM USA, Charlie worked with the law firm of Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Va.
Charlie graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor's degree in history. He also received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Virginia Law Review. He is the former Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Valentine, a Richmond history museum, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.