Susan Ivey

The first woman to lead a U.S. cigarette company, Susan Ivey is chairman and CEO of Reynolds American, the second-largest tobacco company in the United States, manufacturing about one of every three cigarettes sold in the country – including five of the nation's Top 10 brands. Ranked No. 42 on Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s "100 Most Powerful Women," Ivey began her career as a sales rep with Brown & Williamson Tobacco in 1981 and rose through company ranks to become CEO and lead a merger with R.J. Reynolds in July 2004.

Susan Ivey