J. Bryant Kirkland III

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

J. Bryant Kirkland III is our Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. He joined Vector Group and its subsidiaries in July 1992, and became our Chief Financial Officer in 2006. Mr. Kirkland is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of New Valley LLC. Mr. Kirkland also serves as Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Douglas Elliman Inc. (NYSE: DOUG), a leading residential real estate brokerage company offering a comprehensive suite of technology real estate services and investments. In addition, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of Multi Solutions II, Inc. and Multi-Soft II, Inc., which are engaged in organizational efforts, including obtaining initial financing, and preparing to identify potential merger or acquisition candidates.

Mr. Kirkland received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Barry University. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Florida, New York and North Carolina. Mr. Kirkland is also licensed as a Real Estate Broker in Florida.

He served as a member of the Board of Visitors at North Carolina State University from 2002 to 2006. Mr. Kirkland is an avid runner who has completed the Boston, New York, Miami, San Diego, Chicago and Arizona Marathons.