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SurveyMonkey Adds Another Woman Director

Former Yahoo! President appointed to online polling company board

By Barbara Wenger

SurveyMonkey continues its governance journey with yet another high-level women board appointment.

Susan Decker, who was Yahoo!’s president and serves on the boards of Berkshire Hathaway Corp., Costco Wholesale Corp., Vail Resorts and Vox Media, was appointed to the online polling company’s board of directors.

Earlier this year, SurveyMonkey appointed Tennis star Serena Williams to its board. Williams has been vocal about her desire to promote diversity.

In 2015, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg joined SurveyMonkey’s board. Her late husband was the CEO of the firm for six years before he died unexpectedly.

With the appointment of Decker, that bring the number of women to four among ten total directors.

Decker spent nearly a decade at Yahoo! serving at CFO and then president. Before Yahoo!, she was with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where she was recognized by Institutional Investor magazine as a top-rated analyst for ten consecutive years. She is also CEO and co-founder of newly launched social networking app Raftr.

“Sue is an experienced leader, an entrepreneur and a renowned advisor to some of the brightest executives in the world across a myriad of industries,” said Zander Lurie, SurveyMonkey’s CEO. “She was pivotal in the transformation of several high-profile companies and has deep experience in strategy, finance and operations, which will be invaluable to SurveyMonkey in our journey.”

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