It appears Airbnb had a productive board meeting Thursday. Ann Mather, a former Pixar CFO who now serves on the boards of Alphabet and Netflix, was named Airbnb’s first female board member, the company announced. She will help fill out a board that until earlier this year lacked independent members. (Former American Express CEO Ken Chenault joined the board in January.) The company may add...
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