Howard Willard III
Howard Willard III serves as an Independent Director for Civitas Resources, Inc. and Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Willard was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Altria Group, Inc. from May 2018 to April 2020. Previously, Mr. Willard was Altria’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from March 2015 to May 2018 and their Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2011 to February 2015. Mr. Willard joined Altria in 1992 as Assistant Controller and progressed through a series of more senior positions. Mr. Willard previously worked at Salomon Brothers and Bain & Co. Mr. Willard also served as board member of SABMiller plc from 2009 to July 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.