AOL today announced the appointment of Curtis Brown as executive vice president and chief technology officer, effective immediately.

He has been the acting chief technology officer since March.

Curtis joined AOL as senior vice president of Engineering in November 2010. Previously he served as chief technology officer at Skymall, Oxygen Media, The Princeton Review, CTB/McGraw-Hill and Kaplan Test Prep. In 1995, Curtis launched MusicBoulevard with N2K/CDNow.

Tim Armstrong, AOL chairman and CEO, said Curtis’s appointment is enthusiastically endorsed by the entire executive team. “Curtis brings to the CTO role both deep technical experience and an authentic and engaging leadership style that has earned him the strong support of people throughout the Technology organization, the Technology Cabinet and the business leadership of the company,” he said. “I’m especially pleased that this role provides us the opportunity to promote such a strong talent from within the AOL family.”

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