Meg Whitman Quits Boards, Prepping for Governor Run

Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman looks set to announce a run for Governor of California after quitting the corporate boards she sat on.

Whitman has now resigned from the boards of Procter & Gamble, eBay, and Dreamworks Animation. A source quoted in the Wall Street Journal said Whitman could announce her candidacy for governor in the next four to six weeks.

Whitman took a high profile during the 2008 Presidential Election as an advisor to John McCain, and has strong contacts with high profile campaigners in the Republican Party. Her campaign team will consist of Mitt Romney staff according to the report; Whitman backed Romney for the GOP spot until swinging behind McCain.

Whitman will face California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner and former U.S. Rep. Tom Campbell for the role. Current California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s term expires in January 2011.