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Executive Vice President and President, Corporate Affairs Division
Mr. Shofe has served as executive vice president, Corporate Affairs Division since April 1, 2013. Previously, he served as senior vice president corporate affairs since August 2010. Mr. Shofe served as senior vice president public affairs from January 2008 to August 2010, vice president public affairs from May 2007 to January 2008, and vice president government affairs from 2005 to 2007. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Shofe served as director, federal government affairs for Eli Lilly from 2002 to 2005. Prior to joining Eli Lilly, Mr. Shofe served as chief of staff for Congressman Gil Gutknecht from 2001 to 2002, head of corporate and regulatory affairs, Middle East and North Africa for BAT Industries from 1996 to 2001, traffic control materials division manager for 3M TCM in 1996, and vice president, state government affairs for The Tobacco Institute from 1992 to 1996. Mr. Shofe held various positions related to the election and administration of former Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson from 1990 to 1992, and served as campaign director for the Minnesota Republican Senate Caucus and Republican Party from 1987 to 1990. Mr. Shofe received an LL.M Master of Laws from the University of Leicester School of Law, United Kingdom and a B.A. in International Relations from University of Minnesota.