We're excited to announce that Jolie Hunt has joined AOL as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. In this newly created role, Hunt will oversee our global communications strategy; social media; corporate social responsibility and cause related initiatives; and corporate events. She will also be responsible for AOL's global brand development, partnerships and consumer marketing initiatives.

Hunt was previously Senior Vice President, Global Head of Brand and Public Relations at Thomson Reuters, responsible for brand, advertising, PR and digital social media for the company's news and financial services businesses. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Hunt was the Global Director of Corporate and Business Affairs at IBM, and from 2002 to 2006, she served as Director of Public Relations for the Financial Times.

Earlier this year, Hunt won an honorable mention for the PRWeek award 'PR Professional of the Year', and in 2011, Hunt was named 'In-House Professional of the Year' by the Public Relations Consultants Association. She joined the board of PopTech in 2010, and was appointed to the Civilian Public Affairs Council for West Point Military Academy in 2008. Hunt is active in the industry, and holds committee and board positions for The Wisemen, Arthur W Page Society and The Seminar. Hunt has penned the 'Gal With a Suitcase' column for The Daily Beast, which is also syndicated by Reuters, since 2009.

Hunt earned a B.S. from Boston University's College of Communication, and completed a Global Leadership Program from Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business and Spain's IE Business School in 2010.

Learn more about Jolie by reading the full press release here.