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Director of Public Relations

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

HQ Phone: (336) 741-5500

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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

401 North Main Street

Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27102

United States

Company Description

Winston-Salem, N.C.-based RJR, an indirect subsidiary of RAI, is the second-largest tobacco company in the United States. RJR's cigarette brands include Newport, Camel and Pall Mall. These brands, and its other brands, including Doral, Misty and Capri, ar ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

President

Annese Public Relations Inc

Vice President, Corporate Communications

Lowe's Companies , Inc.

Affiliations

Board of Trustees Member
Salemtowne

Board Member
Ardmore Moravian Church

Board Member
Elders

Founding Member
Executive Committee & Founding

Board Member
Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce

Board Member
Lillie's Friends

Advisory Board Member
The U.S. Figure Skating Olympic team

Member
DataMax Corp.

Member
LSB

Board Member
The Bank Advisory Board of Forsyth County

Board Member
Reynolds

Board Member
The State

Board Member
Family Services Inc.

Education

B.A. degree

Journalism

University of South Carolina

journalism degree

University of South Carolina

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Lillie's Friends | Board of Directors

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Betsy Annese | View Complete Profile Lillie's Friends | Board of Directors Lillie's Friends

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Betsy Annese
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Betsy Annese
Betsy has more than 30 years of domestic and international experience in the textile, home furnishings, packaging, retail, food, pharmaceutical, news media, financial, technology, entertainment and tobacco industries and a variety of non-profit organizations that include social service agencies and churches.
Annese has held several executive positions during her career. Currently she is president of Annese Public Relations, Inc., a full-service public relations and marketing firm located in Winston-Salem , NC.
She gained experience in public relations through a 16-year career with RJR Nabisco, which included all aspects of corporate communications advisory for the parent company and five of its subsidiaries. Her last position was Sr. Vice President, External Relations for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco International, Inc., in Geneva , Switzerland .
In the late 1970's she was Manager of Public Relations for Bigelow-Sanford, Inc., a major carpet company now part of Mohawk. She joined Bigelow after spending three years with two South Carolina newspapers as a news reporter.
Most recently she was Vice President, Corporate Communications for Lowe's Companies, Inc., the world's second-largest home improvement retailer.
A 1971 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.A. degree in Journalism, Betsy is a frequent lecturer on business management and public relations topics. She has spoken at the Center for Creative Leadership, the N.C. Clean Water Trust Fund, at the University of South Carolina, Wake Forest University, Campbell University and the International Association of Professional Administrators. She was named a Mover and Shaker by Biz Life Magazine and one of the top Women In Business in 2006 by the Triad Business Journal.


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Betsy Annese President Betsy has more than 30 years of domestic and international experience in the textile, home furnishings, packaging, retail, food, pharmaceutical, news media, financial, technology, entertainment and tobacco industries and a variety of non-profit organizations that include social service agencies and churches.

Annese has held several executive positions during her career.
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A 1971 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.A. degree in Journalism, Betsy is a frequent lecturer on business management and public relations topics. She has spoken at the Center for Creative Leadership, the N.C. Clean Water Trust Fund, at the University of South Carolina, Wake Forest University, Campbell University and the International Association of Professional Administrators. She was named a Mover and Shaker by Biz Life Magazine and one of the top Women In Business in 2006 by the Triad Business Journal.


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Memo from Susan Hullin of Hill & Knowlton to Betsy Annese, Director of Public Relations of RJ Reynolds Tobacco, with copies to Bob Dilenschneider and Tom Eidson, Sep. 18, 1987: "Ballpark range for new product launch," of approximately $1 million, "for some ongoing work to prepare the market place and create a kinder environment for launching the new cigarette" (the Premier heated tobacco cigarette).


Lillie's Friends | Board of Directors

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Betsy Annese

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Betsy Annese
Betsy has more than 30 years of domestic and international experience in the textile, home furnishings, packaging, retail, food, pharmaceutical, news media, financial, technology, entertainment and tobacco industries and a variety of non-profit organizations that include social service agencies and churches.
Annese has held several executive positions during her career. Currently she is president of Annese Public Relations, Inc., a full-service public relations and marketing firm located in Winston-Salem , NC.
She gained experience in public relations through a 16-year career with RJR Nabisco, which included all aspects of corporate communications advisory for the parent company and five of its subsidiaries. Her last position was Sr. Vice President, External Relations for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco International, Inc., in Geneva , Switzerland .
In the late 1970's she was Manager of Public Relations for Bigelow-Sanford, Inc., a major carpet company now part of Mohawk. She joined Bigelow after spending three years with two South Carolina newspapers as a news reporter.
Most recently she was Vice President, Corporate Communications for Lowe's Companies, Inc., the world's second-largest home improvement retailer.
A 1971 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.A. degree in Journalism, Betsy is a frequent lecturer on business management and public relations topics. She has spoken at the Center for Creative Leadership, the N.C. Clean Water Trust Fund, at the University of South Carolina, Wake Forest University, Campbell University and the International Association of Professional Administrators. She was named a Mover and Shaker by Biz Life Magazine and one of the top Women In Business in 2006 by the Triad Business Journal.


Lillie's Friends | Board of Directors

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Betsy Annese

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Betsy Annese
Betsy has more than 30 years of domestic and international experience in the textile, home furnishings, packaging, retail, food, pharmaceutical, news media, financial, technology, entertainment and tobacco industries and a variety of non-profit organizations that include social service agencies and churches.
Annese has held several executive positions during her career. Currently she is president of Annese Public Relations, Inc., a full-service public relations and marketing firm located in Winston-Salem , NC.
She gained experience in public relations through a 16-year career with RJR Nabisco, which included all aspects of corporate communications advisory for the parent company and five of its subsidiaries. Her last position was Sr. Vice President, External Relations for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco International, Inc., in Geneva , Switzerland .
In the late 1970's she was Manager of Public Relations for Bigelow-Sanford, Inc., a major carpet company now part of Mohawk. She joined Bigelow after spending three years with two South Carolina newspapers as a news reporter.
Most recently she was Vice President, Corporate Communications for Lowe's Companies, Inc., the world's second-largest home improvement retailer.
A 1971 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.A. degree in Journalism, Betsy is a frequent lecturer on business management and public relations topics. She has spoken at the Center for Creative Leadership, the N.C. Clean Water Trust Fund, at the University of South Carolina, Wake Forest University, Campbell University and the International Association of Professional Administrators. She was named a Mover and Shaker by Biz Life Magazine and one of the top Women In Business in 2006 by the Triad Business Journal.

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