The Edge of Education & Exposure to Opportunity with Jay Johnson

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In episode 1 of this season’s Digital and Dirt podcast, Ian welcomes Lamar CFO, Jay Johnson, to discuss his journey to an accomplished career in finance and the importance of education and diversity. 

In this episode, Jay walks through his life journey that began in a small town in Louisiana, led him to pursue a career in business, and then his path to Lamar. 

Jay joined Lamar just before the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. He and Ian discuss the many savvy business moves made to keep Lamar a in good position despite the effects of the pandemic.Jay explains REITs (Real Estate Investment Trust) and why they are important to Lamar, and also shares a story as to how his college scholarship led him to be on Oprah’s series finale.

Lastly, Jay and Ian discuss the importance of expanding diversity in business and why education is important. Jay shares his views on the value of being exposed to opportunities at a young age and explains how he contributes to expanding young minds to think beyond the typical success stories shown in media.  

To learn more about Jay Johnson and his journey, listen to the full Digital & Dirt episode available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, and other podcast platform!