Mike Ligon

Mike Ligon is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a B.S. in marketing management.

Since joining Universal in 1982, he has served in varying capacities, from leaf buyer in the U.S. to origin manager for Mexico, Guatemala and Argentina; sales director for Universal Leaf North America; and president of America’s Harvest, a former Universal subsidiary.

Today, he serves as vice president of corporate affairs for Universal Corp., where he manages government, regulatory, social and labor matters for the company.

Ligon is active in the nonprofit world and currently serves on several boards, including the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Communities in Schools of Virginia, Lead Virginia, VA Free and TMA, where he presently serves as chairman of the board.

A Virginia, USA, native, Ligon resides in Henrico County with his wife, Sharon. They are the proud parents of two married daughters, Michelle and Nicole.
Ligon is passionate about family time and golf.