Casting off the “interim” qualifier, Curtis Brown has been named AOL’s official, full-time Chief Technology Officer. Brown, who joined AOL in 2010, has been the company’s acting chief technology officer since March. “Curtis joined AOL as senior vice president of Engineering in November 2010,” DigitalMediaWire reports. “Previously he served as chief technology officer at Skymall, Oxygen Media, The Princeton Review, CTB/McGraw-Hill and Kaplan Test Prep.” Tim Armstrong, AOL chairman and CEO, said Brown’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.”