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Bob Iger Joins Apple’s Board of Directors

Today, Apple named a new Chairman of the Board. Arthur D. Levinson will take over as Chairman, having served on the board since 2005.

In Disney-related news, Bob Iger (President and CEO of The Walt Disney Company) was also named today as a new member of Apple’s Board of Directors. This furthers the relationship between Disney and Apple.  (Steve Jobs was the largest Disney shareholder and a member of Disney’s board until his passing. Iger was instrumental in the negotiations for Disney to buy Pixar from Jobs in 2006.) Iger joins the ranks of Al Gore, Tim Cook, and other noteworthy figures in one of the most powerful boards.

Iger is also a member of the board of directors for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. He is also a member of Barack Obama’s President’s Export Council. (And remember, Iger has announced that he will step down as Disney’s CEO in 2015.)

For more information, read Apple’s official press release.