Navient appoints Michael Lawson to its Board of Directors

– USA, DE –  Navient Corporation (Nasdaq: NAVI) announced the appointment of Michael Lawson, a well-respected attorney, public servant, and civil rights leader, to its board of directors, effective Aug. 2, 2021.

“We are excited to have Michael join the Navient board and believe he will be an excellent addition with his unique expertise in law, transportation and civil rights,” said Board Chair, Linda Mills. “He’s an accomplished leader with a deep commitment to creating economic empowerment and educational opportunities for all.”

About Michael Lawson

Michael Lawson is currently president and CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League, one of the oldest and most respected civil rights organizations in the United States. In 2013, he was nominated by President Obama to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization, a United Nations agency. Before that, Michael Lawson served on the Board of Airport Commissioners for Los Angeles World Airports.

From 1980 until his retirement in 2011, Lawson practiced law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. As a partner, he led the executive compensation and benefits group for the Los Angeles office as well as worked on a wide variety of issues, including structured finance transactions and proxy contests. He graduated from Loyola Marymount University and Harvard Law School.

Michael Lawson has served on the boards of several charitable organizations, Loyola Marymount University and Morehouse College.

About Navient

Navient is a leading provider of education loan management and business processing solutions for education, healthcare, and government clients at the federal, state, and local levels. We help our clients and millions of Americans achieve success through technology-enabled financing, services, and support.

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