Inside the Minds of AOL's Tim Armstrong & Susan Lyne
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Breakfast Discussion 8:00-9:30
Moderated by Alex S. Jones
Director, Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics & Public Policy
Harvard University’s Kennedy School
Chairman & CEO, AOL Inc.
Tim Armstrong was appoint-
ed Chairman and CEO of
AOL in 2009 and in Decem-
ber of that year, he took the
company public on the New
York Stock Exchange. AOL
serves over 200 million con-
sumers a month and is one
of the world’s biggest consu-
Prior to joining AOL, Tim was
President of Google’s Americas Operations and served on the company’s operating committee. Before Google, Tim served as an executive of multiple Internet and media companies, including Snowball, Disney’s ABC/ESPN Internet Ventures, and Paul Allen’s Starwave Corporation. Tim also started or co-founded multiple companies during his career including Associated Content (sold to Yahoo) and Patch (sold to AOL).
He is a graduate of Connecticut College.
CEO, Brand Group, AOL Inc.
Susan Lyne joined AOL
in February of 2013 as
CEO of the AOL Brand
Group. She oversees
AOL.com, AOL mail, the
AOL client, and AIM and
she is also at the helm of
the suite of AOL’s content
brands, including Tech-
Crunch, Engadget, Style-
List, Patch, Moviefone, and MapQuest.
Susan was most recently Chairman of Gilt Groupe, the e-commerce company that pioneered “flash sales” in the US. Prior to Gilt, from 2004-2008, Susan served as President and CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSO) where she led the company’s recovery and return to profitability. During her tenure at MSO she was named Publishing Executive of the Year by Advertising Age and received a Matrix Award from New York Women In Communications. From 1996 to 2004, Susan held various positions at the Walt Disney Company, including President of ABC Entertainment.
Susan attended the University of California at Berkeley and is a trustee of Rockefeller University and The New School, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
AOL’s Susan Lyne & Tim Armstrong with MEDIA MINDS Series Moderator, Alex S. Jones
Alex S. Jones, NY Times’ Arthur Sulzberger, USA Today’s Larry Kramer & Tim Armstrong
The MEDIA MINDS audience
Mondelez’s Bonin Bough during audience Q&A
New School’s David Van Zandt, NYC Media & Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver & Interpublic’s Michael Roth
NY Magazine’s Larry Burstein & Susan Lyne
MEDIA MINDS Advisors Peter Price & Floyd Abrams