Today I'm pleased to share that we have appointed Peter Land as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications. In this role Peter will develop and oversee AOL's global external and internal corporate communications strategies and work with AOL's brands to drive their respective communications efforts. He'll also work in concert with our investor relations, government affairs and public policy groups. As a member of the company's leadership team, Peter will be based in New York and report to me.

With more than 25 years of senior level communications experience working for several of the world's leading media companies and brands, Peter's ability to navigate the dynamic media and digital environments, develop and manage teams worldwide and work strategically and effectively in both the consumer marketing and corporate reputation arenas will make him a critically important member of our leadership team. He has managed multi-faceted, multi-stakeholder efforts on a global stage, which will become more and more important to AOL as we continue to grow.

Peter joins AOL from PepsiCo, where he served in a number of senior leadership roles – most recently overseeing global media strategy, financial communications and issues management. He joined PepsiCo in 2009 to oversee communications for the PepsiCo America Beverages division and manage the company's corporate digital strategy. Before joining PepsiCo, he was a global managing director of Edelman. He was Director of Marketing Communications for the NBA and worked for Kraft Foods in London as Director of European Promotions. He began his career as a sportswriter for the Washington Post and earned a B.A. from Duke University. He is an adjunct professor at NYU's Stern School of Business.