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John Bryson resigns from Disney board

October 25, 2011 |  1:34 pm

In the wake of being confirmed as secretary of Commerce, John Bryson has resigned from Walt Disney Co.'s board of directors.

The departure of Bryson, who had been on leave from the board since his nomination as secretary of Commerce was announced last summer, means there are now two spots to fill on Disney's board. Apple chief Steve Jobs was also a member of the Disney board until his death earlier this month.

Bryson, who was approved as Commerce chief late last week, had served on Disney's board since 2000.

Disney's board now has 11 members. It has not announced replacements for Jobs or Bryson.

-- Joe Flint