VP/Director - Well above and beyond the IT norm

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Lorillard Tobacco Company
Greensboro, NC
March 2014 - Present
Director – IT Governance and Compliance

Lorillard Tobacco Company, founded in 1760 by entrepreneur Pierre Lorillard, is America's oldest continuously operating tobacco company in the United States and is the nation’s third largest tobacco company. Lorillard, an indirect subsidiary of the Loews Corporation, does business in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and other outlying U.S. possessions. In January 2002, Loews issued the Carolina Group (NYSE: CG) tracking stock for the purpose of recognizing Lorillard's financial performance. Today, Lorillard manufactures Newport -- the number one selling menthol cigarette in the U.S. -- as well as brands Kent, True, Old Gold, Maverick, Satin and Max.


  • Primary responsibility for developing the governance framework for IT activities and ensuring compliance with internal and external policies, standards and regulations.
  • Directs the activities of the Project Management Office, Quality Assurance, Security, Standards & Policies, IT Audit, and Service Management functions within the IT organization.
  • Directs the activities of the company's Records Management Program.
  • Provides central oversight of all IT projects and is responsible for on-time, on-budget and quality delivery of all IT projects.
  • Establishes company's project management methodology and ensures project managers and project leaders are appropriately trained. Maintains and manages company's IT project governance and project portfolio processes.
  • Maintains and manages company's IT Disaster Recovery plan, tests, and strategy.
  • Establishes and reports metrics to measure performance and value of the IT organization.
  • Determines risks associated with security, business continuity, and regulatory requirements and creates strategies to mitigate these risks.
  • Manages the operating budgets for the IT Governance function and the IT Disaster Recovery effort.

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