Martin J. Barrington

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Martin (‘Marty’) J. Barrington became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of Altria in May 2012, when he succeeded Michael E. Szymanczyk.[1]

Barrington retired in May 2018 and was succeeded by Howard A. Willard III.[2]

On 24 April 2019 Barrington was appointed Chairman of alcohol giant Anheuser-Busch InBev.[3]

Long-Standing Career in the Tobacco Industry

Barrington joined Philip Morris USA in 1993 and Philip Morris International in 2003. He has since held numerous leadership roles in the tobacco industry, including:[4][5]

  • President of Altria (2015 – 2018)
  • Director of Altria Group (2012 – 2018)
  • Vice Chairman, Altria (since 2011)

TobaccoTactics Resources


  1. Convenience Store Decisions, Altria Chairman and CEO to Retire, 30 January 2012, accessed April 2019
  2. J. Kaplan, Altria Group CEO to Retire as Tobacco Giant Faces Crossroads, Bloomberg News, 1 February 2018, accessed April 2019
  3. ABInBev, Anheuser-Buch InBev AB General Shareholders Meeting approves dividend payment 2018, Press Release, 24 April 2019, accessed April 2019
  4. Altria, Board of Directors - Martin J. Barrington, undated, accessed May 2017
  5. Bloomberg, Martin J. Barrington, undated, accessed January 2019