Susan Cameron

Susan M. Cameron, president and chief executive officer of Reynolds American Inc. speaks to reporters after news conference in Tobaccoville
Susan M. Cameron, president and chief executive officer of Reynolds American Inc., speaks to reporters after a news conference at Reynolds American in Tobaccoville, North Carolina May 23, 2014. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company announced that a subsidiary, R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co., will start of production of the VUSE digital vapor cigarette and create at least 200 new jobs at their 1 million-square-foot facility in Tobaccoville. REUTERS/Chris Keane (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES) - RTR3QKWE© CHRIS KEANE / Reuters REUTERS
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She left as Reynolds CEO in 2011, but the board asked her to return on May 1 to the second-largest U.S. tobacco company. Her assignment: the $27.4 billion purchase of Lorillard announced in July, the biggest acquisition ever by a woman CEO (see story).