RAI Board Of Directors

Susan M. Cameron , , , Non-Executive Chairwoman since May 1, 2017 (Class III)

Susan M. Cameron became non-executive chairwoman of the Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) board on May 1, 2017, after previously serving as executive chair from Jan. 1, 2017.

Cameron was the president and CEO of RAI, and a member of the board, from 2004 until her retirement in February 2011. She was the board chairman from January 2006 through October 2010. After retiring from both the company and board in 2011, she rejoined the RAI board as a director on Dec. 5, 2013. Cameron returned as president and CEO in May 2014 and served in those positions through December 2016.

From 2001 to 2004, she was president and CEO of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. When Brown & Williamson and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. combined their U.S. businesses in 2004, Cameron was named president and CEO of the new parent company, Reynolds American. She joined Brown & Williamson in 1981 as a sales representative, and worked in numerous international and domestic marketing roles during her tenure.

Cameron also serves as a non-executive director on the board of Tupperware Brands Corporation, and serves as a member of Wake Forest University's School of Business board of visitors.

Cameron received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in business administration Bellarmine University.

Cameron has been active in a number of women’s leadership initiatives, and during her previous tenure as RAI’s CEO was recognized multiple times by publications including Forbes magazine, FORTUNE magazine and the Financial Times as one of the most powerful women in business.

Debra A. Crew , , , Director since Jan. 1, 2017 (Class I)

Debra A. Crew is president and CEO of RAI, having assumed the role on Jan. 1, 2017 and previously served as president and chief operating officer of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, RAI's largest subsidiary. She is also a member of the RAI board.

Crew was appointed president and chief commercial officer of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company on Oct. 1, 2014, and her title changed to president and chief operating officer a year later. Prior to joining R.J. Reynolds, Crew was the president and general manager of PepsiCo North America Nutrition. She joined PepsiCo in 2010 as president of the Western Europe region of PepsiCo Europe. In 2012, she was named president of PepsiCo Americas Beverage, and in 2014, she was appointed president and general manager of PepsiCo North America Nutrition.

Prior to joining PepsiCo, Crew was general manager of grocery brands and U.S. pet-care products for Mars, Incorporated. Before joining Mars, she held a number of marketing positions at both Nestle S.A. and Kraft Foods, Inc.

Crew served in the U.S. Army from 1993 to 1997, rising to the rank of captain and military intelligence officer. She serves on the board of directors of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

A native of San Antonio, Texas, Crew has a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies from the University of Denver and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

Jerome Abelman , , , Director Since Feb. 4, 2016 (class II)

Mr. Abelman is director of legal and external affairs, and general counsel at British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BAT). He is one of five board members designated by Brown & Williamson Holdings, Inc. (B&W), a subsidiary of BAT, under the terms of the 2004 governance agreement, as amended, between RAI, B&W and BAT. Mr. Abelman has been with the BAT Group for 13 years and has held a number of legal, corporate and regulatory roles. He joined BAT’s management board as director, corporate and regulatory affairs, in January 2015, and was appointed director, legal and external affairs, and general counsel in May 2015.

John Boehner , , , Director Since Sept. 15, 2016 (Class Ii)

Speaker Boehner, an Ohio native, was elected to Congress in 1990. Prior to that, he served as the president of a sales company in the packaging and plastic industry. He was also an Ohio state representative from 1985 to 1990. Mr. Boehner served as the U.S. representative from Ohio’s 8th congressional district from 1991 to 2015. He was the House majority leader from 2006 to 2007, and House minority leader from 2007 through 2010. In January 2011, he was elected House speaker. Speaker Boehner retired from Congress in October 2015.

Martin D. Feinstein , , , Director since Nov. 30, 2005 (Class III)

Mr. Feinstein was the chairman of Farmers Group, Inc. and Farmers New World Life Insurance Company from 1997 to July 2005. He served as the chief executive officer of Farmers Group, Inc. from 1997 to April 2005 and as president and chief operating officer of Farmers Group, Inc. from 1995 to 1996. He retired from Farmers Group, Inc. in July 2005. Prior to 1995, Mr. Feinstein held various management positions with Farmers Group, Inc., including senior vice president - property/casualty operations, senior vice president - chief information officer, and senior vice president - chief marketing officer from 1980 to 1994. Farmers Group, Inc. is a holding company of Farmers New World Life Insurance Company. Farmers Group, Inc. was an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of B.A.T. Industries p.l.c., an affiliate of BAT, from 1988 to 1998. Mr. Feinstein was a member of the board of directors of B.A.T. Industries p.l.c. from January 1997 to September 1998, and was a member of the group management board of Zurich Financial Services from 1998 to April 2005.

Mr. Feinstein currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Amlin p.l.c.

Luc Jobin , , , Director since July 16, 2008 (Class I)

Mr. Jobin has been executive vice president and chief financial officer of CN (Canadian National Railway Company) since June 2009. Prior to that, he was executive vice president of Power Corporation of Canada (PCC), an international management and holding company, from February 2005, with responsibility for overseeing PCC's diversified portfolio of investments. Prior to joining PCC, he spent 22 years in a variety of financial and executive management positions with Imasco Limited and its Canadian tobacco subsidiary, Imperial Tobacco. Imasco, a major Canadian consumer products and services corporation, became a BAT subsidiary in 2000. Mr. Jobin served as president and chief executive officer of Imperial Tobacco from the fall of 2003 until he joined PCC.

Mr. Jobin currently serves on the board of directors of the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation, which organizes therapeutic adventure expeditions for teenagers living with cancer, and The Tolerance Foundation.

Murray S. Kessler , , , Director since June 12, 2015 (Class III)

Murray S. Kessler joined RAI’s board as a director in June 2015. He is the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Lorillard, Inc., which was acquired by Reynolds American Inc. on June 12, 2015.

Mr. Kessler joined Lorillard in September of 2010 as director, president and chief executive officer, and assumed the role of chairman of the board on January 1, 2011. Prior to joining Lorillard, Mr. Kessler was vice chair of Altria Group, Inc. and president and chief executive officer of UST LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary. Mr. Kessler held this position from January 2009 through June 2009, the six months following the acquisition of UST, Inc. (UST) by Altria.

Prior to 2009, Mr. Kessler had served as chairman of the board of UST, the principal businesses of which included U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (USSTC) and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, since January 2008, and as president and chief executive officer of UST since January 2007. He was president and chief operating officer of UST from November 2005 to December 2006, and was president of USSTC from April 2000 through October 2005. Prior to joining UST, Mr. Kessler had over 18 years of consumer packaged goods experience with companies, including Campbell Soup and Clorox.

Mr. Kessler currently serves as a member of the boards of directors of the Greensboro United Way and the U.S. Equestrian Federation, and serves on the Advisory Board and Executive Committee for the Villanova University Marketing and Public Policy Center.

Holly K. Koeppel , , , Director since July 16, 2008 (Class II)

Ms. Koeppel has served as the managing partner and co-head of Corsair Infrastructure Management, L. P., a provider of management services to investment funds focused on investment opportunities within the infrastructure sectors, since March 2015. From January 2010 to March 2015, she served as co-head of Citi Infrastructure Investors, an investment fund focused on investment opportunities within the infrastructure sectors. Previously, she was executive vice president of American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest power generators and distributors in the United States, from 2002 to 2009. She joined AEP in 2000 as vice president, new ventures, AEP corporate development and was promoted to senior vice president, corporate development and strategy in 2002. Later that year, she was promoted to executive vice president, energy services. She became executive vice president, commercial operations in 2003 and served as executive vice president of AEP Utilities-East from 2004 until she was appointed chief financial officer in 2006. Prior to joining AEP, Koeppel was regional vice president, Asia Pacific, Sydney, Australia for Consolidated Natural Gas from 1996 to 2000.

Ms. Koeppel has served as a director on the boards of energy or technology companies in the United Kingdom, Brazil, China and Australia. She is currently a director of a number of the companies held by Citi Infrastructure Investors. She is also a member of The Ohio State University Dean's Advisory Council.

Jean-Marc Levy , , , Director Since Sept. 15, 2016 (Class II)

Mr. Levy, a Swiss national, is an executive-in-residence at the IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland, and has been chief operating officer of Day Medical SA, a Swiss medical devices company, since June 2015. He serves as a board member of a Swiss startup company, Domo Safety SA. Mr. Levy also worked for British American Tobacco p.l.c. for 18 years in various management positions, and was BAT Group’s chief marketing officer for six years until the end of 2014. Prior to joining BAT, he started his career in the coffee and confectionery categories with the Kraft Jacobs Suchard Group.

Nana Mensah , , , Director since July 30, 2004 (Class I)

Elected 2004

Mr. Mensah has been the chairman and chief executive officer of 'XPORTS, Inc., a privately held company that exports food packaging and food processing equipment and pharmaceuticals to foreign markets, since January 2005, and previously served in those same positions from April 2003 until July 2003 and from October 2000 until December 2002. He had served as the chief operating officer — domestic of Church's Chicken, a division of AFC Enterprises, Inc. and one of the world's largest quick-service restaurant chains, from August 2003 to December 2004, when it was sold to a private equity firm. Mr. Mensah was president, U.S. tax services of H&R Block Inc., a tax, mortgage and financial services company, from January 2003 until March 2003. He also was a management consultant from October 1999 to September 2000. Previously, Mr. Mensah served as president and chief operating officer of Long John Silver's Restaurants, Inc., the world's largest chain of seafood quick-service restaurants, from 1997 until it was sold under his auspices in October 1999. Mr. Mensah worked for PepsiCo from 1990 to 1994 and for PepsiCo Restaurants International from 1994 to 1997, in a variety of senior executive positions. Prior to joining the board of RAI , Mr. Mensah served on the board of directors of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of RAI and formerly a publicly traded company, referred to as RJR, from June 1999 to July 2004.

Mr. Mensah currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Darden Restaurants, Inc. and is a distinguished fellow at Georgetown College in Kentucky. He also is a member of the board of trustees of the Children's Miracle Network, and a board member of World Trade Center Kentucky, a non-profit organization assisting Kentucky companies with imports, exports and overseas operations, and Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Lionel L. Nowell, III , , , Lead Independent Director since Jan. 1, 2017 (Class III)

Mr. Nowell has served as director since Sept. 26, 2007 and is the former senior vice president and treasurer of PepsiCo. Prior to August 2001, he served as chief financial officer for The Pepsi Bottling Group, a position he assumed in 2000 after serving as controller for PepsiCo since July 1999. Mr. Nowell joined PepsiCo in July 1999 from RJR Nabisco, Inc., where he was senior vice president, strategy and business development from January 1998 to July 1999. From 1991 to 1998, Mr. Nowell held a variety of senior financial roles at Pillsbury. Prior to joining Pillsbury, Mr. Nowell spent eight years as a finance executive at Pizza Hut, which at the time was a division of PepsiCo.

Mr. Nowell currently serves as a member of the boards of directors of American Electric Power Company, Bank of America Corporation, and serves on the Dean's Advisory Board at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. He is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of CPAs.

Ricardo Oberlander , , , Director since Dec. 4, 2014 (Class III)

Mr. Oberlander has been a management board director of British American Tobacco (BAT), regional director of the Americas Region, since January 2013, and chairman of BAT’s subsidiary in Brazil, Souza Cruz, since April 2013. Prior to these roles, Mr. Oberlander held a variety of marketing and management positions across BAT after joining the company’s subsidiary in Brazil as a market research manager in 1989.

Ronald S. Rolfe , , , Director since May 8, 2014 (Class I)

Mr. Rolfe is a retired partner of the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Mr. Rolfe joined Cravath as an Associate in 1970 and was a Partner from 1977 until his retirement in December 2010. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation, Berry Plastics Group, Inc. and Time Inc. In addition, Mr. Rolfe currently serves on the board of directors of privately held Advanced Assessment Systems, Inc, on the boards of trustees of The Allen-Stevenson School and De La Salle Academy, and he is a trustee emeritus of The Lawrenceville School.

John J. Zillmer , , , Director since July 12, 2007 (Class I)

Mr. Zillmer retired as executive chairman of Univar on December 28, 2012. Previously, he was the company's president and chief executive officer. Univar is a leading global distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals and related services. Before his tenure at Univar from 2009, he was chairman and chief executive officer of Allied Waste Industries, Inc., the nation's second-largest waste management company, from May 2005 to December 2008, when Allied Waste merged with Republic Services, Inc. Prior to joining Allied Waste, Mr. Zillmer had been retired since January 2004. From May 2000 until January 2004, he served as executive vice president of ARAMARK Corporation. During the same period, he also served as president of ARAMARK's Food and Support Services Group. From August 1999 to May 2000, he served as president of ARAMARK's Food and Support Services International division, and from May 1995 to August 1999, he served as president of ARAMARK's Business Services division.

He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Ecolab Inc. and Veritiv Corporation.