Reynolds American Inc. Leadership Team

Susan M. Cameron
President and Chief Executive Officer of RAI, President of RAI Services Company
Susan Cameron

Susan M. Cameron became president and chief executive of Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) and president of subsidiary RAI Services Company on May 1, 2014.  Cameron is also a director on the RAI board.

Cameron previously served as the president and CEO of RAI, and as a member of the board, from 2004 through her retirement in February 2011.  She was the board chairman from January 2006 through October 2010.  At the time of the October 2010 announcement of her intention to retire from the company and its board the next year, the board decided to split the roles of chairman of the board and chief executive officer.  Thomas Wajnert replaced Cameron as chairman. After she retired, she rejoined the board as a director on Dec. 5, 2013.

From 2001 to 2004, she was president and CEO of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp.  Brown & Williamson and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. combined their U.S. businesses in 2004. At that time, Cameron was named president and CEO of the new parent company, Reynolds American, created at the time of the merger.  Before the merger, Cameron had served as president and CEO of Brown & Williamson since 2001.  She joined that company 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 boards of RR Donnelly and Tupperware Brands Corporation, and serves as a trustee for the University of Florida.

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 by Forbes magazine, FORTUNE magazine and the Financial Times as one of the most powerful women in business.


Andrew D. Gilchrist
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Reynolds American Inc.
Lisa J. Caldwell
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Reynolds American, RAI Services Company
Debra A. Crew
President and Chief Commercial Officer, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Robert H. Dunham
Executive Vice President - Public Affairs and Chief Communications Officer of Reynolds American Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company and RAI Services Company
Jeffery S. Gentry
Executive Vice President - Operations and Chief Scientific Officer of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Daniel J. Herko
Senior Vice President - Research & Development of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Nancy H. Hawley
Senior Vice President – Operations of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Martin L. Holton III
Executive VP, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Reynolds American and RAI Services Company, Executive VP and General Counsel of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
J. Brice O'Brien
Executive Vice President - Consumer Marketing of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Tommy J. Payne
Director, Niconovum AB; President, Niconovum USA, Inc.
Michael P. Auger
Executive Vice President - Trade Marketing of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company