As vice president, region sales for Altria Group Distribution Company, Maura Scott leads more than 400 employees who provide sales and distribution services for Altria’s tobacco operating companies: Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton and Nu Mark. Under her leadership, these employees manage relationships with approximately 65,000 retail stores and 380 direct wholesale accounts in 15 East Coast and Midwest states. Previously, Scott was assistant general counsel at Altria Client Services, which provides legal and other services to the Altria Group companies. In that role, she led the Sales Practice Group in the company’s law department and provided legal support to Altria Group Distribution Company. Scott also provided legal support to U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company brand management and managed a wide range of litigation matters on behalf of Philip Morris USA. Scott began her career at Heller Erhman in Seattle and joined the Altria family in 2004. She holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Illinois and law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Active in her community, Scott serves on the board of directors of the YWCA of Richmond (Va.).