TMA 2021: From Chance to Change

A Virtual Event

November 16 -17, 2021

TMA is excited to host TMA 2021: From Chance to Change. As the industry has been challenged in many ways this year, it is important to gather virtually and share insights among all stakeholders to successfully navigate the changes that lie ahead. The dynamic sessions we have scheduled will cover some of the key issues that affect the industry now and moving forward. 


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Day 1 - Tuesday November 16
08:50 AM TMA Welcome & Chairman's Remarks
9:00-9:45     KEYNOTE: FDA-CTP Director Mitch Zeller

Panel 1 - An Applicant's Perspective: Reflections on Where We Stand
Moderator: Jim Solyst, Principal, JMS Scientific Engagement

  • Brittani Cushman, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary at Turning Point Brands, Inc.
  • Beth Oliva, Partner, Fox Rothschild
  • Brian Erkkila, Director of Regulatory Science, Swedish Match
  • John Pritchard,  Vice President of Regulatory Science, 22nd Century Group, Inc
11:00-11:15 Break

Panel 2 - The Marketplace Perspective: Adjusting to Change
Moderator: Mary Szarmach, Senior Vice President Governmental & External Affairs, Smoker Friendly

  • Don Burke, Senior Vice President, Management Science Associates
  • Tom Briant, Executive Director and Legal Counsel at National Association of Tobacco Outlets, Inc.
  • Amanda Wheeler, President of the American Vapor Manufacturers Association
Day 2 - Wednesday November 17

10:25 AM

TMA Welcome
10:30-11:15 KEYNOTE: CTP Office of Science Director Dr. Matt Holman

Panel 3 - Early and Often: Navigating Your Path to Market
Moderator: Jennifer Smith, Director, Regulatory Advocacy, Altria Client Services

  • Matt Holman, Director, CTP, Office of Science
  • Elaine Round, Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, RAI Services
  • Gerry Roerty, Vice President, Legal and General Counsel, Swedish Match
  • Kim Hesse, Industry Consultant
  • Tara Couch, Senior Director of Dietary Supplement and Tobacco Services, EAS Consulting Group
12:30-12:45 Break

Panel 4 - Connecting U.S. and Global Trends
Moderator: Jeannie Cameron, CEO/Managing Director at JCIC International Consultancy

  • Rob Koreneef, Advisor, Koreneef Public Affairs
  • Abrie du Plessis, Regulatory Affairs Counsel
  • Patricia Kovacevic, General Counsel, Head of External Affairs, Regulation Strategy, Cryomass Technologies
  • Flora Okereke, Head of Global Regulatory Issues, British American Tobacco
2:00 Closing Remarks