SAN FRANCISCO — Would Sheryl Sandberg lean into a job as Treasury Secretary or Commerce Secretary if Hillary Clinton is elected president?
"I'm staying at Facebook," Facebook's chief operating officer said Tuesday, once again denying speculation that there would be a position in a Clinton cabinet with her name on it.
"I really am staying at Facebook. I'm very happy," Sandberg said during the Virtuous Circle conference, hosted by the Internet Association trade group.
The rumors are grounded in Sandberg's success as a corporate leader in Silicon Valley (she is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's right-hand executive), in her endorsement of Clinton and in her curriculum vitae (this would be her second Clinton administration). Before joining Google in 2001, Sandberg served as chief of staff for former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers.
Sandberg's name pops up frequently in political and business circles, most recently as the next CEO of Walt Disney. In June, Sandberg, the best-selling author of Lean In, denied harboring any ambitions to run for office or to leave Facebook for another corporate gig.