New York – Following months of building out its local
offerings, AOL (NYSE: AOL) has named Mike DeLuca as its head of sales for AOL Local,
charged with building and managing sales teams for the company’s Patch, City’s
Best, MapQuest and Wow! Deal of the Day properties. His team also will sell
geo-targeted ads for AOL.com and AOL Mail, working in conjunction with AOL
Advertising, which focuses primarily on national advertisers. DeLuca most
recently served as the senior vice president of sales and marketing at Yodle,
and previously was vice president of sales for Yahoo’s HotJobs division.