Tobacco Industry
Common First & Nicknames

The most common names you might find in the tobacco archive documents

ALEX Alex Holtzmann, External legal counsel, then in-house corporate legal counsel to Philip Morris. He was the key operator of many scientific scams. He was married to Senator Elizabeth Holtzmann.
  • Amy Millman, She worked as a legislative analyst for the OSHA, then for Philip Morris in Washington, then became the executive director of the National Women's Business Council.
  • Amy Moritz-Ridenour From the College Republican National Committee with Grover Norquist, Ralph Reed and Jack Abramoff, she moved through Republican ranks to became director of the astroturf National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR).She worked for the tobacco industry.
  • ANDREW Andrew Whist was originally the chief of the industry fight-back strategy with Philip Morris Australia. He then took over Philip Morris International's Corporate Affairs division (global coverage) and sat on many of the international tobacco committees.
    AURORA Aurora Marina Gonzales The Latin American specialist for Philip Morris International's Corporate Affairs division under Whist and Cesar Rodriguez.
    BILL R William Murray joined Philip Morris Europe and became deputy to Hamish Maxwell at Philip Morris International offices in New York, then reached the top echelons of the Philip Morris Group. He worked closedly with Maxwell and Bible. Devised the Operations Downunder program.
    BOB Robert Tollison, a consultant economist and lecturer on many tobacco industry junkets for journalists. He was a Professor at George Mason University (a consultant)
    BRUCE Bruce Bartlett of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institute who wrote op-ed pieces for the tobacco industry.
    BRYAN Bryan Simpson, originally from the Media Council of Australia. He became the Secretary General of the INFOTAB operation in Brussels and London (the international version of the Tobacco Institute)
    BUFFY Kathleen Linehan of Philip Morris Corporate Affairs New York. She ran a number of operations and was shifted to Europe.
    CAL Calvin George Issues manager at the Tobacco Institute c 1990
    CARL Carl Seltzer. A physical anthropologist who posed as a cardiologist. He was housed at the Nutrition Department, Harvard School of Public Health, and later at Peabody Museum on the Harvard grounds. He was one of the industry's favourite consultants who was sent on media tours and promoted around the world as a famous heart specialist.
    CAROL Carol Hrycaj Issues Manager at the Tobacco Institute c 1990
    CESAR Cesar Rodriguez, Director for the Latin American Region of Philip Morris International, Corporate Affairs, in the New York (Rye Brook) office.
    CHIP Vigo Nielsen Californian law firm Dobbs & Neisen which worked for the Tobacco Institute.
    CHUCK Charles Wall Legal counsel at SH&B then Philip Morris
    CLARE Clare Purcell, She dealt with the financial side of payments to consultants and WhiteCoats in Philip Morris New York offices. She wanted to run her own operations.
    CRAIG Craig Fuller, A political operator from the Reagan-Bush Republican White House (Cabinet Secretary - then Chief of Staff). CEO of Hill & Knowlton PR. He was recruited by Philip Morris to run their political operations (Senior VP Corporate Affairs).
    CZARINA Ellen Merlo's nickname within Philip Morris USA. Merlo was the right-hand woman to Steve Parrish, and specialised in devising and running misinformation projects (such as TASSC) in the USA.
    DAVID David Nicoli PM Legal Counsel and chief lobbyist in Washington (WRO)
    DEBBIE Debbie Shoonmaker At the Tobacco Institute
  • Dietrich Hoffman research chemist who worked with Ernst Wynder at the AHF.
  • Paul Dietrich lawyer-lobbyist-industry lackey with many operations (mainly anti-WHO)
  • EARL Earl Clements, A Congressman who lobbied for the tobacco industry for many years both in Congress, and as a lawyer, then joined the Tobacco Institute as its President.
    ED Ed Jacob A lawyer who looked after the secret Special Accounts #4 and other funding activities through a number of different law firms (partner in some).
    ELLEN Ellen Merlo, of Philip Morris USA. Merlo was the right-hand woman to Steve Parrish, and specialised in devising and running misinformation projects (such as TASSC) in the USA.
    FRED Fred Panzer VP of Public Relations at the Tobacco Institute.
  • Geoff Bible, Joined Philip Morris Europe, briefly managed PM Australia, then Kraft, then shifted to New York to run the Worldwide Tobacco Group. He was then mentored by Bill Murray and Hamish Maxwell, and reached the top echelon of Philip Morris. He was Whist's immediate boss, and he designed the infamous Boca Raton Action Plan. Best friend of Rupert Murdoch.
  • Geoff F Todd UK Tobacco Research Council.
  • GERARD Gerard Wirz, of Philip Morris Corporate Affairs in Brussels. He had the job of infiltrating and influencing the European Parliament, and he helped run the Heidelburg Appeal climate-denial scam.
    GIL Gilbert Esterle Worked with B&W and the Tobacco Institute's Committee of Counsel.
    GREG Greg Scott Philip Morris PR and WRO operations in Washington
    GUY Guy L Smith IV ex aide to Howard Baker, PR at Millers Brewery, then VP of Public Affairs at Philip Morris USA until the mid 1980s. He now runs PR company Smith Worldwide Inc. (government damage control after the Gulf War)
    HAMISH Hamish Maxwell, CEO of Philip Morris International, later Chairman of PM Inc.He was the son of the WWII English tobacco czar (who controlled rationing). He mentored Bill Murray, Geoff Bible and Andrew Whist.
  • Helmut Gaisch, the chief European Whitecoat recruiter AND head of the FTR for Philip Morris. He ran the Science & Technology group in Europe.
  • Helmut Reif, also of the FTR under Gaisch. He was Gaisch's right hand man.
  • HORACE Horace Kornegay, ex Congressman who ran the Tobacco Institute (President) for many years. He was seen as a great lobbyist in Congress.
    HOWARD Howard Liebengood, A lawyer who joined PM to run their Washington Government Relations operations, and later joined the Tobacco Institute.
  • Jack Quinn, Democrat aide to Clinton and Gore who worked as a lawyer for Arnold & Porter and helped tobacco set up the TASSC operation.
  • Jack Lenzi, who was Andrew Whist's associate at PM Corporate Affairs (junket specialist).
  • JAN Jan Goodheart who managed Worldwide Regulatory Affairs, and ran operations in Latin America, Asia and Europe from PM Corporate Affairs.
    JAY Jay Poole Philip Morris internal lobbyist
  • Geoff Bible, (perhaps) at Philip Morris. [Some PM memos spell his name this way.]
  • Jeff Furr King & Spalding lawyer-lobbyist who was active in many tobacco scams.
  • JIM
  • Jim Tozzi ex Reagan White House aide and lobbyist partner of Thorne Auchter in many policy institutes.
  • Jim Goold Whitecoat recruiter for RJR
  • Jim Bowling Right-hand man to Joe Cullman at Philip Morris.
  • JODY Jody Powell, lobbyist who had been President Carter's press officer and aide.
    JOHN John Rupp, the chief lawyer-lobbyist for the tobacco industry. He ran the tobacco account for Covington & Burling, and he was directly involved in the recruitement of scientists etc.
    JUNKMAN Steven Milloy, of APCO and other lobbyshops. He ran the web-site for Philip Morris, then for RJ Reynolds, then took it over to service a wider coalition of poisoning and polluting companies.
    KIT Kit Stewart Lockhart British American Tobacco executive (Deputy Chairman)
    KURT Kurt Malmgren State Affairs division of the Tobacco Institute.
    LINDA Linda Koo. Hong Kong Whitecoat for the tobacco industry. She worked closely with Ragnar Rylander and became influential in China.
    MAC Mac Carey of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institute which lobbied for the tobacco industry with right-wing Congressmen
    MARC Marc Firestone, who worked at Philip Morris with Nicoli, Parrish and Merlo in the 1990s
    MARTHA Martha Rinker Issues Manager at the Tobacco Institute
    MARTY Marty Gleason Issues Manager at the Tobacco Institute
    MARVIN Marvin Kausterman, a lobbyist with statistical training who worked at the Tobacco Institute (and also ran his own consultancy)
    MATT Mathew Winokur , at Philip Morris Worldwide Regulatory Affairs, and Corporate Affairs. Ran operations in Asia and Europe.
  • Max Hausermann, initially at Philip Morris in Europe, He ran the FTR operations in Switzerland in the 1970s, then transfered to the USA in 1979 to head a section of R&D in Richmond.
  • 'Max' Weetman, a UK university professor who edited many of their so-called scientific journals and promoted tobacco interests. Said by them to be "the most important WhiteCoat in Europe." [His real christian name was 'Donald.']
  • MAYADA Mayada Logue, of Philip Morris in Richmond. She was kept out of the New York office by Ellen Merlo, but ran some misinformation operations out of North Carolina. She was mainly concerned with ASHRAE (air conditioning standards).
    MOPSY Mary Pottorff, of Philip Morris Corporate Affairs. Her initials were MOP. She was also called Popsy. She ran many European operations.
  • Murray Bring, lawyer of A&P, who joined Philip Morris at Board level.
  • Another possibility is that this is Bill Murray of PM Inc.
  • MYRON Myron Weinberg, who ran the Weinberg Group, a professional recruiting company - working for tobacco and pharmaceutical companies. It also ran a database operation for many years, until it was passed over to the CEHHT and IAPAG whitecoats.
    NEAL Neal Cohen of APCO and ATRA who ran tort-reform operations
    PAT Patrick Sheehy Chairman and CEO of British-American Tobacco
    PAUL Paul Dietrich, the political lobbyist from the Saturday Review, IIHD, Libertad, AECA, and other tobacco scams.
    PETER Peter N Lee. Consulting statistician for the UK tobacco companies associated with TAC
    PETE CC Little of the CTR. 'Pete' was a nickname used by his friends
    POPSY Mary Pottorff, of Philip Morris Corporate Affairs. She was also called Mopsy. She ran many European operations.
    RAGNAR Ragnar Rylander of Sweden and Switzerland. He also ran seminars for the tobacco industry all over the world and worked with Linda Koo in Hong Kong and China. INBIFO consultant also, paid via FTR.
  • Rupert Murdoch Head of News Ltd. close friend of Hamish Maxwell, Bill Murray and Geoff Bible, and a key member on the PM Board. Closely involved with the industry's Freedom-to-Advertise campaign.
  • This could also refer to Anton Rupert who owned a large part of Rothmans and Rembrandt Cigarettes (also the founder of the WWF).
  • SAM Samuel B Witt III Senior Legal counsel and VP RJ Reynolds
    SHARON Sharon Boyse (later Blackie) PR and disinformation specialist for both BAT in England, and B&W in the USA.
    SHELIA Shelia ??? Issues Manager at the Tobacco Institute c 1990
    SIGGY Carl-Gustav Petersson Ran a number of air-quality testing operations, some in association with HBI (Nisses)
    SONIA Sonia Fois Arnold & Porter lawyer on PM account
  • Stephen Parrish of Shook Hardy & Bacon -- then later, General Council of PM, and the head of counter-measures at PM USA.
  • Steve Milloy consultant lobbyist on the promotion of junk-science with TASSC
  • STIG Stig Carlton of Philip Morris Scandinavia and Europe. He was one of the principle recruiters of scientists. He came from Buson-Marsteller.
    STU Stuart Spencer Reagan aide, lobbyists, worked for both tobacco and Republican party
    SUNIANA Suniana Virenda PMI Corporate Affairs project controller
    SUSAN Susan Stuntz VP in charge of Issues at the Tobacco Institute
  • Edward Sanders of Philip Morris USA and Worldwide Scientific Affairs in Europe.
  • Theodor Sterling A computer professor at Simon Frazer University in Canada who ran a long-term scientific consultant business (with his two sons) for the industry. He virtually invented the idea of Sick Building Syndrome.
  • Ted Lattanzio, who worked under Steve Parrish and Tony Andrade at Philip Morris.
  • Ted Halaby Colorado lobbyist and State Republican Party Chairman
  • THORNE Thorne Auchter A partner of Jim Tozzi and also George Carlo in numerous policy institutes, think-tanks and astroturfs. He was ex-Director of the OSHA.
    TIM Timothy Finnegan of Jacob Medinger & Finnegan NY lawyers who looked after tobacco industry's secret accounts and payments to scientists.
  • Tom Griscom ex journalist head of RJR's Exernal Affairs (ie PR) division
  • Tommie Thompson ex Governor of Wisconsin, who took many Philip Morris junkets, and ended up as Bush II's health czar.
  • TOM
  • Thomas Osdene Head of Science & Technology of PM USA, and founder of CIAR.
  • Tom Borelli One of the top US disinformation specialists with Philip Morris. Now a partner with Steve Milloy in some capital fund management scheme.
  • Tom Ogburn of RJ Reynolds
  • TONY
  • Tony Andrade lawyer who ran a team at Philip Morris under Steve Parrish
  • Tony Garrett Chairman and CEO of Imperial Tobacco
  • ULRICH Ulrich Hackenberg leading scientist at the INBIFO laboratory in Cologne (owned by Philip Morris)
    VICTOR Victor Schwartz of Crowell & Moring who ran the tort refom operations
  • Victor Han, who worked at Philip Morris with Parrish and Merlo in the 1990s.
  • Victor Schwartz a lawyer who ran the Product Liability Coalition (Tort reform) operations.
  • WAKE Helmut Wakeham PM Research Center in Richmond. Involve in refining research reports and planting material on various scientific journals.
  • Walter Gannon Science (R&D) executive at Philip Morris
  • Walt Klein Lobbyist at Walter Klein & Associates (extensive work for the tobacco industry).
  • ZIGGY Carl-Gustav Petersson Ran a number of air-quality testing operations, some in association with HBI (Nisses)