Jay L. Johnson, executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Lamar Advertising Company, a U.S. outdoor advertising company which operates billboards, logo signs, and transit displays in the United States and Canada, has been elected to the board of directors of Newell Brands, effective Sept. 8. He will serve as a member of the audit committee. Johnson brings strong financial and operational leadership to the Newell Brands Board. Prior to joining Lamar Advertising in 2019, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at DiamondRock Hospitality Company. Before that, he held various senior leadership positions at Host Hotels and Resorts, Inc., KeyBank Real Estate Capital and Bank of America, among others. He currently also serves as a member of the board of directors of Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Newell brands, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, is the parent company of outdoor brands Coleman, Marmot and Contigo as well as many other mostly non-sports consumer goods brands.