John Boehner to be Director at Tobacco Company

As reported by The Springfield News-Sun, former Speaker of the House John Boehner has accepted a job as the Director of Reynolds American Inc., the tobacco company that makes Camel and Newport.

It’s a great fit for Boehner, 66, who was often seen smoking Camel Ultra Lights during his time in the House.

The Winston-Salem based Reynolds American revealed the high-profile addition to its board in a statement on Thursday. The tobacco company said Boehner will join the board immediately and serve on its corporate governance, nominating and sustainability committee.

The announcement did not disclose how much Boehner will earn on the board.

Boehner’s appointment makes the board a 14-member one. In a statement, Thomas C. Wajnert, chairman of the board of directors, said he welcomes Boehner’s “fresh perspectives on our business and the rapidly evolving environments in which the (Reynolds American) companies compete.

Boehner served in Congress from 1990 to October 2015, and served four years as speaker.

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