EMPLOYEE BENEFIT FUNDS – PART VI – RJR…

Shortly after I took the pension job, Joe Abely arrived to become RJR’s CFO. Joe was Boston Irish, a Boston College graduate, with both an MBA and an LLB from Harvard. It was obvious that we would now report to a boss who definitely was not an RJR “good ole boy.” RJR management was beginning to change, but the Winston-Salem style was still dominant. We had to adjust to the way he did things – and the way he wanted us to perform.

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