Finally, Some Diversity! Former Obama Official Susan Rice Is The First Black Person Appointed To Netflix Board of Directors!

by Ellyce Ferguson

March 30, 2018

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Susan Rice, who served as the U.S. National Security Advisor under Barack Obama‘s administration, has been appointed to Netflix’s board of directors! The 52-year-old makes history as the first black person to serve in this capacity, according to Blavity. Although her recent experience included working on foreign and national security policy, Deadline reports she’s excited about this new position.

“I am thrilled to be joining the board of directors of Netflix, a cutting-edge company whose leadership, high-quality productions, and unique culture I deeply admire,” the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations said in a statement.

The news follows the recent announcement that Barack and Michelle Obama are working with the entertainment company to produce a series. The program will reportedly feature uplifting American stories. Could Rice be following in her former boss’ footsteps by joining forces with the streaming service?

Netflix’s CEO released a statement saying, “We are delighted to welcome Ambassador Rice to the Netflix board. For decades, she has tackled difficult, complex global issues with intelligence, integrity and insight and we look forward to benefiting from her experience and wisdom.

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