Borgia Walker was appointed to the role of Senior Vice President, Human Resources (HR) at Reynolds American Inc. on December 1, 2023. In this role, Borgia leads the Reynolds American companies’ overall human resources strategy, talent acquisition, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, organizational design, and cultural development as well as employee education and development, compensation and benefits, HR operations and employee relations.
Prior to assuming her current role, she served as Vice President, Strategic Projects, where she was responsible for leading transformational projects for Reynolds on the journey to empower the organization to build a Better Tomorrow™.
Borgia’s career is an example of a successful cross-functional journey. Based on her breadth of functional experiences, she has effectively led several key transformation projects, defining new ways of working and driving change with passion and energy.
Borgia joined Brown and Williamson 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, Org Effectiveness and Services, where she was responsible for OE, 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.
She earned her BS in Business Administration from the University of Louisville and her MBA in Finance from Webster University. Borgia is active in the local community and has served on the Board of Directors for Allegacy Federal Credit Union, the YWCA, the Winston-Salem Symphony, and Horizons Residential Care Center.