Reynolds American Inc. Announces Appointment of Borgia Walker as SVP, Human Resources & Inclusion

Walker joins Reynolds American Leadership Team to further drive transformation


Winston-Salem, N.C. (December 4, 2023) – Reynolds American Inc. (Reynolds), the BAT Group’s U.S. subsidiary, is pleased to announce the appointment of Borgia Walker to the role of Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Inclusion. In this role, Walker will oversee the Reynolds organization’s Human Resources strategy and operations and serve on the Reynolds American Leadership Team, as well as BAT’s global Human Resources Leadership Team. Walker succeeds Anna Dolgikh, effective December 1, 2023.

Walker’s career within the Reynolds organization spans nearly three decades, extending across several leadership roles. Beyond Reynolds, she is extremely active in giving back to the local Triad Community, having served on the Board of Directors for Allegacy Federal Credit Union, the YWCA, the Winston-Salem Symphony, and Horizons Residential Care Center.

“Our employees are key to driving our transformation, and no one is better fit to lead our people strategy than Borgia,” said David Waterfield, President and CEO of Reynolds. “She is a respected leader within Reynolds because of the tremendous impact she has made on our organization’s transformation towards building a better tomorrow, and she also embodies the spirit of giving back to the community, which is core to who we are as an organization.”

Walker joined Brown and Williamson (which merged its US tobacco assets into the Reynolds organization in 2004) in 1995 and held roles in Finance, Internal Audit, and Regulatory Oversight before joining the HR function in 2015 as a Business Partner. Her accomplished career in HR includes serving as Senior Director – Health and Wellness, where she implemented a new health plan, Vice President – Organizational Effectiveness and Services, where she was responsible for the HR Service team and payroll, and Vice President – HR Services and Integration, where she expanded her responsibilities to lead the global integration of the U.S. HR framework. Since 2021, she has led transformational projects for Reynolds, effectively implementing change management programs.

In her new role, Borgia will lead and oversee talent acquisition, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, organizational design, and cultural development, as well as employee education and development, compensation, and benefits.

Walker is a Certified Public Accountant, certified in the State of Kentucky, and holds a Master of Business Administration from Webster University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Louisville.


About Reynolds American Inc. Reynolds American Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the global BAT Group and the U.S. parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc., American Snuff Company, LLC, R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company, and Modoral Brands Inc. To learn more about Reynolds American Inc. and its operating companies, please visit


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