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AOL appoints William Pence as chief technology officer

AOL has appointed William Pence to join as global chief technology officer, where he will play a key leadership role in the overall strategy and direction of the company.

Pence joins AOL from WebMD, where he served as executive vice president and chief technology officer since 2007 and chief operating officer since 2012.

"AOL was a pioneer of the internet and has emerged once again as a trailblazer in shaping its future," said Pence. "Technology is at the forefront of the AOL's strategy, and I have watched with interest and admiration the company's significant progress. I am thrilled to join the team at such an exciting time."

Pence succeeds AOL's former CTO, Curtis Brown, who will be leaving AOL following a transition period. He will report to AOL chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong and will be based in AOL's headquarters in New York City.

"AOL is building a global media and technology company, and we are excited to welcome the leadership and experience of Bill Pence to the company," said Armstrong. "Bill is a proven driver of technology teams and products and he has been at the heart of revolutionizing the way humans interact in the digitally connected world."

Pence will begin his new role on 30 April.

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