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GM of Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment Janet Rollé Becomes First Woman and POC to Serve On BuzzFeed's Board

Janet Rollé, general manager of Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment, has just made history. According to Variety, CEO and founder of BuzzFeed, Jonah Peretti, announced that Andreessen Horowitz’s partner, Chris Dixon will step down from the company’s board of directors since his arrival in 2014. As of result, the company has appointed Rollé to its board making her the first woman and the first person of color to serve. The news comes just two weeks following BuzzFeed’s plans to purchase HuffPost from Verizon Media. “The common thread through Janet’s dynamic career is the ability to nurture and evolve great brands and to build and strengthen their relationships with diverse audiences, ” wrote Peretti in the memo. “Janet joins our board at a time when that is critically important for BuzzFeed especially as we welcome HuffPost into the BuzzFeed network. Janet’s experience in brand management and news media will be incredibly valuable.” Other board members of the company include execs from...

Shanique Yates

Dec 3, 2020