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Disney Wants Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg On Its Board

Disney’s (s DIS) board today nominated Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to be its thirteenth member. It’ll be put to shareholder vote at the next Disney annual meeting, scheduled to be held March 10, 2010.

Sandberg, who formerly ran global sales and operations at Google (S goog) and was chief of staff for the Treasury Department, also serves on the boards of Starbucks (s SBUX), the Brookings Institution, Women for Women International, V-Day and the Ad Council. She’s been at Facebook since March 2008.

Sandberg would join others from the tech industry on Disney’s board, including former Cisco (S csco) CTO Judith Estrin, Sybase (s sy) CEO John Chen and Apple (S aapl) CEO Steve Jobs, who became Disney’s largest single shareholder after it bought Pixar.

Disney, by the way, has 2.9 million fans on Facebook, which is just a few less than “Flipping the Pillow Over to Get to the Cold Side” and a few more than Oreo.

Please see the disclosure about Facebook in my bio.