AOL is comprised of more than 5,000 employees dedicated to informing, entertaining and connecting our customers across the world. We love what we do.

Today we are investing in the future of our staff. I am delighted to welcome a new AOLer, John Reid-Dodick, as our company's Chief People Officer, to help lead the professional development of our firm's employees. John is ideally suited to AOL because he brings experience at nurturing a global, integrated, highly creative culture at the nexus of media and technology. He previously served as Global Head of Human Resources for Thomson Reuters Markets, which is comprised of 28,000 employees across 96 countries and includes the Reuters news organization and the firm's media, technology and financial services businesses.

At AOL, John and our HR team will lead our company's very important commitment to recruiting, developing and empowering our employees so they can thrive at work. We all look forward to working with John to support our global, integrated, creative and collaborative culture.

A lawyer by training, John joined Reuters in 1995, serving as General Counsel for Reuters America from 1997 to 2000. An expert in leadership, talent, and organizational culture and change, John has led a number of initiatives that have received industry awards of excellence and have been featured as best practice in notable publications. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was Managing Editor of the Harvard Law Review, and holds a Master's degree in Politics from New York University.

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