Daniel Delen

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Daniel Delen is the CEO, President and Chairman of Reynolds America, the corporation also known as RJ Reynolds Tobacco.

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Reynolds is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and sits on its Corporate ("Private Enterprise") Board as of 2011.[1]

About ALEC
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Delen has served as Reynold's CEO since March 2011, replacing former CEO Susan M. Ivey.[2] He made $6.2 million in 2010. Delen was Chairman of the Board of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, a subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc. since May 2008 and was its Chief Executive Officer since January 2007.

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  1. Private Enterprise Board, ALEC website, accessed July 7, 2011.
  2. Delen Profile,"Bloomberg BusinessWeek"

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