Debra Crew

Benjamin Wachenje

Title: President and chief commercial officer, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco

Born: December 20, 1970

Education: BA, University of Denver; MBA, University of Chicago

Early Marker: Served as military intelligence officer in U.S. Army in mid-1990s, rising to rank of captain.

Big Idea: Having jumped ship from PepsiCo shortly after taking over its North America foods unit, Crew brings a broad range of marketing, operations and strategy expertise in global consumer products companies.

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