Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs may work for Facebook
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
According to an anonymous source close to the company, Gibbs is being pressed to quickly accept the job, in which Mr. Gibbs may receive millions of dollars in both salary and initial stock options for a planned public offering of Facebook Inc. in 2012.
Both Facebook and Gibbs have declined to comment.
Mr. Gibbs, who has worked for the Obama administration for two years, left in February 2011, and was reportedly "relaxing" and had denied rumors that he was planning to campaign for chairman of the Democratic National Committee if were to leave the committee to run for a position in the senate.
In recent months, Facebook has stepped up lobbying the US capital to communicate its public image to policy makers, and may use Gibbs for their public relations stratagem in the future.
- Jennifer Epstein. "Facebook said to be courting Robert Gibbs" — , March 28, 2011
- Andrew Ross Sorkin. "Facebook May Hire Robert Gibbs, Former Obama Aide" — , March 27, 2011