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Post Holdings Appoints Dorothy M. Burwell To Board Of Directors

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Post Holdings, Inc., a CPG holding company, recently announced Dorothy M. Burwell, partner at The Finsbury Group Limited, has been appointed to its board of directors, effective July 1, 2020. With the addition of Burwell, the board now consists of 10 members.

Burwell is an accomplished strategic communications advisor to publicly traded and private global businesses. In 2008, she joined Finsbury, a global strategic communications consultancy part of WPP PLC. In 2015, she was promoted to partner with a variety of responsibilities across client relationship management, company marketing and business development.

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As far as Finsbury’s diversity efforts go, Burwell has played an integral role, serving on its global diversity committee and as an executive sponsor for WPP’s inter-agency diversity steering group, which oversees diversity and inclusion initiatives across the U.K.

“I was fortunate to work with Dorothy when Post acquired Weetabix and welcome her fresh perspective on our business,” said Rob Vitale, president and CEO, Post Holdings. “Dorothy’s business advice will be invaluable, and we also look forward to her contribution towards our ongoing diversity and inclusion efforts.”

Prior to joining Finsbury, Burwell spent six years at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division in both London and New York as well as in the Firmwide Strategy Group, where she focused on proprietary mergers and acquisitions and new business development.

Burwell earned her master’s degree and bachelor of science degree in business administration from Florida A&M University. She has been recognized as an EMpower Top 100 Ethnic Minority Executive annually from 2016 through 2020, as one of Cranfield University’s Women to Watch and as one of Green Park’s Top 100 Black, Asian and minority ethnic leaders in business.

Burwell currently serves as a trustee of Which?, the largest independent consumer rights organization in the U.K., and as chair of trustees for the London Chapter of The Links, Inc., a 74-year-old nonprofit organization committed to strengthening disadvantaged Black communities in the U.S. and internationally.

Post Holdings, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a CPG holding company operating in the center-of-the-store, refrigerated, foodservice, food ingredient and convenient nutrition food categories. Through its Post Consumer Brands business, Post is a leader in the North American ready-to-eat cereal category offering a broad portfolio including recognized brands such as Honey Bunches of Oats, Pebbles, Great Grains and Malt-O-Meal bag cereal. For more information about Post and its portfolio of products, click here.

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