Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg joins SurveyMonkey's board of directors

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has taken a seat on the board of directors at SurveyMonkey, her late husband’s online survey and polling company, the Palo Alto, Calif., polling firm announced Monday.

Sandberg's husband, David Goldberg, died in May in a treadmill accident while the pair were on vacation. She since has grieved openly online about her loss while continuing to champion the message of her 2013 book “Lean In,” encouraging men and women to take an active role in each other’s home lives and careers just as Goldberg did in their relationship.

“Ever since Dave joined SurveyMonkey six years ago, I watched him and his team execute on their mission to help people make better decisions,” Sandberg said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to working with the board and this amazing team and to help realize Dave’s vision of building a lasting company that will impact the way we all do business for years to come.

David Ebersman, the chief executive officer of Lyra Health, also will join SurveyMonkey’s board.

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