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26. Susan Ivey
26. Susan Ivey
Chairman, CEO, and president
Reynolds American (RAI)
2008 rank: 23
Age: 50

Tax increases, regulation, and smoking bans have meant a steady stream of bad news for the No. 2 U.S. tobacco company. Ivey has reduced headcount and is trying to grow new products, like smokeless tobacco.

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Last updated September 15 2009: 12:58 PM ET
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