BET’s Debra Lee Becomes Twitter’s First Black Board Member

Debra Lee

Debra Lee

Twitter, Inc. announced today that the Board of Directors has appointed Debra L. Lee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BET Networks, to serve as a board member, effective immediately. Ms. Lee will also serve as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and, effective following Twitter’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, as chairperson of the committee.

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Lee shared in a statement:

Twitter has been and continues to be a transformative service for the media landscape and the world. I’m excited to help Jack, Omid, and the rest of the Board continue and further that impact in the years to come.

She also tweeted:

Thrilled to be joining the @twitter board. It’s transformed the media and the world like few other things in history (and continues to)!!

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Omid Kordestani, Twitter’s Executive Chairman stated,

Debra’s addition strengthens our Board immensely. She’s a highly respected leader in the media industry with decades of experience, and has a clear passion for Twitter as a service and a company.

Debra Lee will be the first black board member. She will be the third woman to hold this position. [PR Newswire]

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Authored by: Kellie Williams