Tobacco Institute Executive Committee

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This article is part of the Tobacco portal on Sourcewatch funded from 2006 - 2009 by the American Legacy Foundation.

The Tobacco Institute Executive Committee was comprised of the Chief Executive Officers of the member companies of the Tobacco Institute. Companies could also designate secondary members. There were generally 10 members of the TI Executive Committee, and they were responsible for setting Institute policy on key legislative, regulatory and public affairs concerns. The Executive Commitee worked closely with the Institute's Federal Relations Committee. The Executive Committee also served as liason between the President of the Institute and the Institute's Board. The TI Executive Committee reviewed and approved of strategic plans to carry out the Institute's mission: "to lead and direct the tobacco industry's resources in defending the industry against unwarranted restrictions and promoting acceptance of the role of tobacco in society."[1]

The Chair of the Tobacco Institute Executive Committee served as the cigarette industry's chief spokesperson.[2][3]

Members of the TI Executive Committee in 1987 were:

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  1. Samuel Chilcote, Tobacco Institute Mission and Operation of the Tobacco Institute Memorandum. September 29, 1989. 33 pp. Bates No. TIMN0310115/0147
  2. Tobacco Institute, Inc. Tobacco Observer, Volume 8, Number 3 Newsletter. June, 1983. Bates No. CORTI0011126/1137
  3. Deposition of Walker Merryman in Richardson et al v. Philip Morris April 9, 1998, at page 91. Bates No. TINY0002578/2669
  4. Tobacco Institute, Inc.Minutes of the Meeting of the Executive Committee, December 10, 1987, New York, New York Meeting minutes. December 10, 1987. 4 pages. Bates No. TIMN0014390/4393