Facebook’s Board of Directors Diversifies with Appointment of Peggy Alford

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Peggy Alford. (Courtesy of PayPal)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social media giant has nominated Peggy Alford to join its Board of Directors. Alford will be the first Black woman and second African American person to join the board.

“Peggy is a thoughtful leader across multiple disciplines — from business management to finance operations and product development,” Zuckerberg said in a statement posted on Facebook. “I’ve learned a lot working with her at CZI and I look forward to how she will help us address the opportunities and challenges facing our company.”

Alford is the senior vice president of core markets at PayPal, a company she left in 2017 to join the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s charitable foundation, as chief financial officer and head of operations. She rejoined PayPal in March and now oversees the company’s markets in North America, the…

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