Lamar Partnering Corp

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Media, Marketing, Energy, Telecommunications, Infrastructure
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Sean Reilly will lead the Board of Directors as our Chairman . Mr. Reilly has served as Lamar’s Chief Executive Officer since February 2011 and President since February 2020. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of Lamar, Mr. Reilly had been Chief Operating Officer and President of the Lamar’s Outdoor Division, a position that he had held since November 2001. He began working with Lamar as Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions in 1987 and served in that capacity until 1994. He also served as a director of Lamar from 1989 to 1996 and from 1999 until 2003. Mr. Reilly was the Chief Executive Officer of Wireless One, Inc., a wireless cable television company, from 1994 to 1997, after which he rejoined the Company. Mr. Reilly received a B.A. from Harvard University in 1984 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1989.

Ross Reilly will serve as Chief Executive Officer . Mr. Reilly is Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions and Business Analytics for Lamar. He previously served in an operational role overseeing sales, real estate, and government relations in Lamar’s Baton Rouge territory as a Vice President and General Manager. Since 2016, Mr. Reilly has been integrally involved in shaping Lamar’s programmatic sales strategy through partnership with leading platforms and the development of internal technical capabilities. Prior to joining Lamar, Mr. Reilly co-founded Joule Solar Energy and served as Chief Operating Officer from 2009 through 2013. Joule was the first certified B Corp in Louisiana and it has grown to be one of the largest, most experienced solar engineering, procurement, and construction contractors in the Gulf South. Mr. Reilly is on the Board of Directors of REV Broadband which is Louisiana’s largest private owned telecommunications network. Mr. Reilly graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2009 with a B.A. in history.

Joe O’Brien will serve as Chief Financial Officer . Mr. O’Brien is Vice President and Corporate Controller for Lamar. He previously served as Director of Financial Reporting for Lamar and has been with Lamar since 2008. Prior to joining Lamar, Mr. O’Brien worked in the audit practice for KPMG, LLP and Grant Thornton, LLP. He graduated with an M.S. in accounting from Louisiana State University in 2004 and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jay L. Johnson is our Chief Investment Officer and has been Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer of Lamar since October 2019. Prior to joining Lamar, Mr. Johnson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DiamondRock Hospitality Company beginning in April 2018 and as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Host Hotels & Resorts from 2015 to 2018. Prior to his role as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Host, Mr. Johnson served from 2010 through 2015 in various roles within the corporate finance/treasury group at Host. Prior to Host, he served in a variety of banking roles at KeyBank Real Estate Capital and Bank of America. Prior these banking roles, he was in the management consulting practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP, the investment banking group at Prudential Securities and the industrial markets trading division of Enron Corporation. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Newell Brands, Inc., a global consumer goods company, as well as the Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Mr. Johnson received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 2004 and a B.A. in economics from Morehouse College in 1998.

Juliana F. Hill will join our board as an independent director upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Ms. Hill brings her extensive financial, media industry, and out-of-home advertising expertise to LPC. She currently is the owner of JFH Consulting, which provides financial and strategic advisory services, and serves as a director of National CineMedia, following a long career in finance with iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly Clear Channel Communications, Inc.). From 2013 to 2019, Ms. Hill served as iHeartMedia’s Senior Vice President of Liquidity and Asset Management, and also led a steering committee for the separation of iHeart’s subsidiary, Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings. From 2000 to 2010, she worked as iHeartMedia’s Senior Vice President of Finance, where she created and managed the finance, corporate development and treasury functions during a period of high growth, including the company’s mergers with AMFM, Inc. and SFX Entertainment. Hill joined iHeartMedia in 1999 as Vice President of Finance/Strategic Development. Prior to joining iHeartMedia, Ms. Hill worked at US West Communications, Inc and Ernst & Young LLP. She holds a B.S. in accounting from Trinity University, an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and is a certified public accountant.

Bill Luby will join our board as an independent director upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Mr. Luby, a founding partner of Seaport Capital and Co-Chairman of the Seaport Investment Committee, brings more than 30 years of private equity and merchant banking experience to LPC. Mr. Luby is actively involved in formulating the investment process, originating investments and managing the investment activities of Seaport. In addition, Mr. Luby works closely with Seaport portfolio companies. Prior to co-founding Seaport in 1997, Mr. Luby was a Managing Director of Chase Capital, the equity-investing arm of The Chase Manhattan Bank. In that position, he was responsible for the firm’s investments in media and telecommunications, with a particular emphasis on wireless communications. Prior to joining Chase Capital, Bill was a Managing Director in Chase’s Merchant Banking Group. Bill received an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College. Bill is on the Board of Directors at Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX). He also serves on the Board of Visitors at the Fuqua School of Business.

Barry Frey will join our board as an independent director upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Mr. Frey brings extensive leadership, digital marketing, and trade organization experience to LPC. He currently serves as CEO and Director of the DPAA, the global trade and marketing association that leads the digital transformation of OOH advertising. Before joining DPAA in 2013, Mr. Frey was the architect, marketer, and chief revenue officer for Cablevision’s advanced advertising TV business, where he oversaw the digital transformation of its sales and product businesses. As E.V.P., he built the mobile, web, and advertiser VOD businesses and the industry’s leading advanced TV operation. Earlier, as Managing Director, International Sales and Business Development at USA Networks, and M.D. Global Sales and Marketing at Hallmark Channel, Mr. Frey created some of the first multimedia advertiser agreements in U.S. Advertising, and built and oversaw the global sales, marketing, and advertiser programming infrastructure for four television networks. As head of Media for the NBA, Mr. Frey drove TV, print, radio, digital business, and marketing partnerships for the leagues, while reporting to NBA Commissioner David Stern. As Senior V.P. NBA, he transformed the sponsorship and revenue models during the NBA lockout years. Mr. Frey is on the Board of Directors for International Radio & Television Society and Advisory Boards for Sonenshine Partners Bank and Simulmedia Corporation, which combines the scale of TV with the targetability of digital.