Menlo Park, Calif. – Menlo Park-based Facebook on Monday named chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg to its board of directors.

Prior to Facebook, Sandberg previously served as the vice president of global online sales and operations at Google, as well as chief of staff for the U.S. Treasury Department under President Clinton.

She also serves on the boards of the Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, the Center for Global Development and V-Day.

This article was also published in Bay Area Tech Wire.

Related links:

Facebook – press release

Wall Street Journal – Facebook’s Board No Longer an All-Boys Club

CNN Money – About time: Facebook adds Sandberg to board

The Hill – Facebook names first woman, Sheryl Sandberg, to board

Associated Press – Facebook Names 1st Woman, Sandberg, to Board

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