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

* Susan Rice, a former U.S. national security adviser and ambassador to the United Nations, joined Netflix Inc.'s board, effective March 26. Rice will serve on the Netflix board as a class II director, the company said in a Form 8-K filed March 28. From 2013 to 2017, Rice directed the U.S. National Security Council staff, chaired the cabinet-level National Security Principals committee, provided the daily national security briefing to President Barack Obama and oversaw the formulation, coordination and implementation of all aspects of administration's foreign and national security policy, intelligence and military efforts. From 2009 to 2013, Rice served as the U.S. permanent representative to the UN and as a cabinet member.

* Susan Riley, chair of comScore Inc.'s board, stepped down from the board, effective March 26. The board expects to appoint a new chair and, if needed, a lead independent director, concurrent with the conclusion of its search for its new CEO. Riley will serve as a consultant to the company through the end of 2018. Further, the company named Dale Fuller as its new board member. Fuller currently chairs the MobiSocial Inc. board. The comScore board will add another member later to increase its size to 10 members.

* Greg D'Alba resigned as a director of Breaking Data Corp., the company said March 23.

* DHX Media Ltd. said March 23 that that all of the nominees listed in its management information circular were elected as directors of the company at the annual shareholders' meeting. The directors are: Elizabeth Beale, David Colville, Michael Donovan, Deborah Drisdell, Alan Hibben, Geoffrey Machum, Robert Sobey, Catherine Tait and Donald Wright.

* Mark Midle resigned from the board of Limelight Networks Inc. effective March 21. Midle is a vice president of Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, and has been a member of the board since June 2015. Between November 2017 and March 6, 2018, investment partnerships affiliated with Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. sold 30.3 million shares that they had acquired at Limelight's IPO in June 2007. Midle’s resignation is in connection with the sale of that position, the company said in an SEC filing. A replacement has not been named yet.