“We are grateful to Susan Rice for her many contributions on our board and congratulate her on her return to public service,” said Netflix chairman and co-CEO Reed Hastings.
A person familiar with the situation said Rice, who was appointed to the Netflix board of directors in March of 2018, will be leaving effective Jan. 20.
As the President-elect continues to fill out his administration, he announced Thursday he has picked Rice to run the White House Domestic Policy Council, overseeing a large part of his agenda.
In August, Rice sparked speculation by selling some shares of the streaming giant. She was rumored to be one of then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s candidates for running mate. A spokeswoman for Rice said at the time the sale had been previously planned and was unrelated.
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