Twitter co-founder Evan Williams will leave the social media company’s board of directors at the end of the month.
On February 22, 2019, Twitter, Inc. (“Twitter”) announced that Evan Williams has decided to step down as a member of its board of directors (the “Board”), effective at the end of the month. Mr. Williams said in a statement, “It’s been an incredible 13 years, and I’m proud of what Twitter has accomplished during my time with the company. I will continue rooting for the team as I focus my time on other projects.”
Twitter announced his departure in a securities filings on Friday and Mr. Williams tweeted confirmation of the news.
Mr. Williams served as Twitter’s CEO from 2008 to 2010 and now is chief executive of publishing site Medium.com. He tweeted that stepping down will let him focus on other projects and that he will still be rooting for the Twitter team.
Jack Dorsey tweeted his appreciation for Williams, who served on the board for 12 years.
Twitter and the Board are grateful to Mr. Williams for his service.