Christopher(“Chris”) B. Greer is the current president and CEO of TMA and an expert in regulatory, corporate, government and external affairs. His experience ranges from regulatory strategy, international trade, agency and stakeholder relations, government affairs, and corporate governance to communications and trade media. Greer began his career with Verizon Wireless in legal and external affairs. After joining the tobacco industry in 2010, Greer held regulatory and corporate affairs roles in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Central America. In 2017, Greer was appointed TMA president and CEO. TMA is an information source and convener with a strict prohibition on advocacy and over a century of dedication to the collection and dissemination of trade, tax,economic, legal, regulatory, and news data to all tobacco and nicotine stakeholders. TMA’s members and subscribers are diverse; from international, federal, state,and local government agencies, wholesale distributors and importers, major retail chains, laboratories, contract research organizations, peer nonprofits and associations, consultants, financial and law firms, and product manufacturers. Greer resides in the Raleigh, North Carolina, area with his wife, two young sons, and two rambunctious rescue dogs.