Steven C. Parrish

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Steven C. Parrish was a Senior Vice President of Philip Morris USA;[1] more recently he has been a senior vice president of corporate affairs for Altria Group Inc., the parent of Philip Morris.[2] On many occasions he has acted as a spokesman for the tobacco industry.

Before joining Philip Morris he was partner with the Kansas City law firm of Shook, Hardy & Bacon.[2]

In 1989 Parrish worked with Philip Morris International in Lausanne, Switzerland coordinating international product liability legislation for PM, and in June 1990, he was appointed Vice President, Corporate Scientific Affairs, Philip Morris Management Corp. He was named Vice President and General Counsel for Philip Morris USA in October 1990.

In 1994 the company CEO Geoff Bible announced that Steve Parrish would coordinate PM Companies legal, scientific corporate affairs, government affairs and communications activities on various tobacco issues. In this role he handled many of the details of the Master Settlement Agreement between the tobacco industry, the State Attorneys General, and the Clinton Administration.

He appeared on CBS's Face the Nation on 1 September 1996 saying, "We have received requests from the Justice Department for testimony and for documents. We have cooperated. We will continue to cooperate.[1]

A Safe Horizon domestic violence shelter in New York was named in his honor in 2008.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Philip Morris Denies Report on Inquiry". The New York Times. 1996-09-02. p. 39. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  2. ^ a b Curriden, Mark (March 2007). "Up In Smoke". ABA Journal. 93: 26–30, 32. 
  3. ^ "Parrish House, Domestic Violence Shelter Renamed in Honor of the Parrish Family". Safe Horizon, New York, NY. Archived from the original on 2010-12-22.