Michael Lane is Director, Global Corporate Communications at Axalta. He oversees all aspects of corporate communications and partners with the Axalta Leadership Team, Investor Relations, Human Resources and Marketing to drive the Corporate Affairs strategy and to foster alignment, build advocacy, promote innovation and protect reputation across Axalta’s diverse stakeholder landscape. His team includes media relations, executive communications, employee communications, social media and influencer relations. Before joining Axalta, Mr. Lane was Director of Global Corporate Communications at Keystone Foods and Tyson Foods. He’s also been a creative agency leader at firms including Weber Shandwick, Fusion Public Relations and CRA, Inc., advising global brands and innovators such as Microsoft, Mondelēz International, Dell and Kodak on issues relating to corporate reputation, public relations and business transformation. He earned a B.A. in Modern Languages from Kansas State University and an M.A. in French Studies from Middlebury College.