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AOL Names Susan Lyne as CEO of its Brand Group


AOL on Thursday named Susan Lyne as the CEO of its Brand Group, a group that includes some of the Internet’s best brands. Lyne, whose responsibilities won’t include AOL’s Huffington Post Media Group, most recently served as the chairman of online retailer Gilt Groupe, and earlier ran Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. She will be part of a new management organization that also includes Ned Brody running AOL Networks and Bud Rosenthal, acting as interim CEO of AOL Membership. The company also announced a restructuring of its COO role. As part of those changes, Arthur Minson, one of the key players in helping the company transform from an Internet service provider into an ad-supported content provider, will now work directly with CEO Tim Armstrong on AOL’s commerce and subscription strategy and business. He was promoted from CFO to COO last June. “We are announcing a talent and leadership structure that is aligned with each of our operating units with the goal of increasing the communication flow and cross-segment operating teamwork,” wrote Armstrong in an internal memo, published by AOL’s TechCrunch. “The update to our structure matches our strategy and will also put more decision making and resources directly into our brands.” Read more.