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Clay Johnson

Mr. Johnson is Senior Advisor at Yum! Brands, Inc., a restaurant conglomerate that includes brands such as KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and The Habit Burger Grill. Previously, he served as Chief Digital and Technology Officer of Yum! Brands from October 2019 to February 2024. In this role, Mr. Johnson oversaw Yum! Brands’ global technology strategy, partnered with the brands to create best-in-class digital journeys and led cross-brand efforts to accelerate Yum! Brands’ digital commerce strategy.

Prior to joining Yum! Brands, from January 2017 to October 2019, Mr. Johnson was Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President, Global Business Services at Walmart, Inc., where he was responsible for leading the company’s enterprise information technology strategy, services, operations and cybersecurity. From July 2014 to January 2017, Mr. Johnson served as Chief Information Officer, Vice President and Corporate Officer at General Electric’s GE Power business where he had responsibility for information technology, cybersecurity, data and digital transformation. Mr. Johnson previously held multiple leadership roles at The Boeing Company, Dell Technologies Inc., Nortel Networks, FedEx Corporation and the United States Coast Guard.

Mr. Johnson earned his Bachelor of Science in computer science and engineering and Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas.

Mr. Johnson’s extensive experience and knowledge as an executive in digital and automation, information technology and cybersecurity are valuable resources to the Board.