Reynolds American says Crew to take over as president and CEO on Jan. 1, 2017
The board of directors of Reynolds American has approved a succession plan for key members of the company's senior leadership team and board of directors. Susan Cameron, currently RAI's president and CEO, will become executive chairman of the board of directors on Jan. 1, 2017. She will serve as executive chairman until May 2017, at which time she is expected to become the non-executive chairman. Debra Crew, currently president and chief operating officer of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, RAI's largest subsidiary, has been named president- and CEO-elect of RAI, and will become president and CEO of RAI on Jan. 1, 2017. She will also become a member of the RAI board when she becomes CEO.