Jody Begley currently serves as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for Altria Group. In his role, he oversees the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of Altria’s companies’ tobacco products and various functions supporting those operations. Previously, Mr. Begley served as Senior Vice President, Tobacco Products for Altria Group overseeing Altria's core tobacco businesses as well as Engineering, Quality and Product Development support and Consumer & Marketplace Insights. Jody also served as President and General Manager of Nu Mark. Mr. Begley joined Philip Morris USA in 1995 and has held various leadership positions at several Altria companies, including Vice President, Brand Management, PM USA; Vice President, Strategy & Business Development; Vice President, Marketing & Promotion Services; Vice President, Brand Management, Smokeless; and Vice President, Customer & Marketing Services. Mr. Begley is a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville where he received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Industrial Engineering in 1993, and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in 1995. He also serves on the Board for the Boys & Girls Clubs in the metro Richmond area.