May 17, 2022

Facebook Names a Former White House Chief of Staff & President Emeritus of UNC to Its Board of Directors

From Facebook:

“Facebook Adds Erskine Bowles to Its Board of Directors”

“Facebook announced today that Erskine Bowles, president emeritus of the 17-campus University of North Carolina (UNC) system and most recently co-chair of President Barack Obama’s bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, has joined the company’s board of directors.”


“Bowles, who was president of the $8 billion UNC system from 2006 to 2010, also holds board positions with Morgan Stanley, Cousins Properties Inc., Norfolk Southern Corp. and Belk Inc.

Earlier, Bowles worked in the public sector for nearly a decade.  In 1993, President Bill Clinton appointed Bowles as Administrator of the Small Business Administration.  Bowles moved to the White House in 1994, where he served as Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff.  He was White House Chief of Staff from 1996 through 1998, and also served as a member of the President’s Cabinet and on both the National Security Council and the National Economic Council.”


Along with Bowles, Facebook’s current board members are:  Mark Zuckerberg; Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz; Jim Breyer of Accel Partners; Donald E. Graham, chairman and CEO of The Washington Post Company; Reed Hastings, chairman and CEO of Netflix; and Peter Thiel of Clarium Capital and Founders Fund.

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