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Andrew H. Tisch

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Andrew H. Tisch was President and Chief Executive Officer of Lorillard Tobacco Company from 1989-1995. He has been a defense witness in cases against the industry. He was named Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Loews Board in 1998.

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Andrew Tisch is a son of Laurence Tisch and brother of James S. Tisch, and joined Loews in 1971. In 1998 he was Chairman of the Management Committee of the Loews Board. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lorillard, Inc. from 1990 to 1995 and was President of Bulova Corporation from 1979 to 1990. He was also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bulova Corporation, and a Director of Canary Wharf Limited and Zale Corporation. He holds a B.S. degree from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Andrew H. Tisch worked for Lorillard at One Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021-8087, where the phone number was (212) 545-3000.

Tisch was Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of the Lorillard Tobacco Company during the mid 1990's. Tisch testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Sub-committee on Health and the Environment "Waxman hearings" on April 14, 1994, where the CEOs of the major American tobacco companies testified that they "believed" nicotine was not addictive. Tisch has knowledge of Lorillard Tobacco Company's, and the tobacco industry's, participation in public fraud and disinformation relative to health hazards of tobacco use, in the manipulation of nicotine in tobacco products and in marketing of tobacco products to children. He also served as Director for Council for Tobacco Research from 1971 through 1978. He was on the Executive Committee for Council for Tobacco Research from 1971 through 1974 and was on the Executive Committee for Tobacco Institute, Inc. from 1971 through 1977. When he was employed by Lorillard, Inc. he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1990 to 1992; served as President and Chief Executive Officer in 1993 and 1995. When he was employed by Loews Corporation, he served as Vice President from 1985 to 1991; served on the Board of Directors from 1992 to 1995.[1]

"Andrew H. Tisch , K12 board chairman, is chairman of the Executive Committee of Loews Corporation and he serves on the boards of directors of Bulova Corporation, Canary Wharf Group PLC, and Zale Corporation. He is also involved in other organizations—he is chairman of the Children’s Hearing Institute; president-elect of the City Parks Foundation; member of the Visiting Committee, Harvard Business School; member of the Executive Committee and trustee, Wildlife Conservation Society; member of the Executive Committee and trustee, PENCIL, Inc.; member of the Dean’s Council, Cornell University, Hotel Administration program; and a member of the Executive Committee, New York City Police Foundation." [2]

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  1. Source: LOI/LOC Summary of Officer & Directors - LOI/LTC Liability Notebook
  2. Directors, K12, accessed December 13, 2010.
  3. Directors, Loews, accessed November 24, 2008.
  4. Trustees, City Parks Foundation, accessed May 25, 2009.

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