NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CBS Outdoor Americas Inc. (NYSE:CBSO) today announced the appointment of Manuel A. Díaz as an independent director to the Company’s Board from August 5, 2014.
Mr. Díaz will bring extensive public service and community expertise to the Board, having served as two-term mayor of Miami, Florida, between 2001 and 2009. While in office, he was chosen to lead the United States Conference of Mayors, the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more, in 2008. That same year he was named one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report. After leaving elective office, he served as a 2010 Resident Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics.
Mr. Díaz is currently a senior partner at Lydecker Diaz, LLP, a Miami-headquartered law firm specializing in financial litigation. He also serves as a director of Bloomberg Philanthropies, a member of the National Advisory Council of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, and a member of the Advisory Board of The University of Pennsylvania Institute for Urban Research. Mr. Díaz is author of Miami Transformed: Rebuilding America One Neighborhood, One City at a Time.
Commenting on the appointment, Jeremy Male, chief executive officer of CBS Outdoor, said, “We are excited to welcome Manny to the Board and I am confident that CBS Outdoor will benefit greatly from his perspective and the experience he has gained from his extraordinary career in both public and private service.”
Mr. Díaz commented, “I am honored to join CBS Outdoor as a director and look forward to contributing to the Company’s stewardship as it continues to grow. I am energized to be working with the Company’s dynamic leadership team and contributing my experience as CBS Outdoor continues to lead in the expansion of this exciting industry.”
About CBS Outdoor Americas Inc.
CBS Outdoor (NYSE:CBSO) is one of the largest out-of-home media companies in the Americas and has a major presence in top markets throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America. With traditional billboard and transit outdoor advertising properties, and a network of digital displays, CBS Outdoor gives advertisers both breadth and depth of audience across key geographies, as well as immersive ways to connect with increasingly mobile consumers. For more information, visit www.cbsoutdoor.com.