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S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a rundown of recent board changes in the U.S. technology, media and telecommunications industries.

* David Saxe resigned as a member of Tix Corp.'s board to devote more time to his Las Vegas show productions, the company said in a news release. Saxe was a member of the audit committee and compensation committee of the board. The company named Barry Fieldman to fill the resulting vacancy. Fieldman will also serve on the audit committee and compensation committee of Tix's board.

* Nielsen Holdings PLC appointed Nancy Tellem to its board. She is the chief media officer and executive chairwoman of interactive streaming service Eko.

* DXC Technology Co. elected David Herzog to chair its board of directors, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Herzog has served on DXC's board of directors since the company's formation in 2017 and has been chair of the board's audit committee. Herzog succeeds Mike Lawrie, who announced his retirement as the company's president and CEO in September, along with his intent to step down as DXC's board chair at the end of 2019.

* Meet Group increased the size of the company's board to seven members from six and elected Keith Richman to fill the vacancy.

* Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. increased the size of the company's board to 14 members from 13 and appointed Yvette Ostolaza to serve as an independent director. Ostolaza was appointed to serve as a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee.

* SBA Communications Corp. appointed Fidelma Russo to its board as an independent director, effective Jan. 1, 2020, expanding the communications-focused real estate investment trust's board to nine members. Russo is chief technology officer and executive vice president of digital services at Iron Mountain Inc.

* John Malone retired from Liberty Latin America Ltd.'s board of directors and will transition to a director emeritus role, the company disclosed. As a director emeritus, Malone may attend board meetings and provide support and advice to the company, but will not have a vote on matters presented to the board. In conjunction with his retirement, Liberty Latin America's board elected Daniel Sanchez to the board. Sanchez also serves on the boards of Discovery Inc. and Lions Gate.