AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) today announced the appointment of Eve Burton, senior vice president and general counsel of Hearst Corporation, to its Board of Directors. Burton brings to AOL extensive leadership experience in the media industry spanning print and digital publishing, cable networks and broadcasting, and online media. Burton also has a wealth of expertise in government affairs.
"Eve Burton is one of the most experienced leaders in our industry, and she will bring a unique and meaningful viewpoint to AOL,” said Tim Armstrong, AOL Chairman and CEO. “Eve has substantial operational and partnership knowledge in all areas of the global media business. Eve is an exceptional person, and we welcome her to the AOL Board."
At Hearst, Burton has overall responsibility of day-to-day management for the Office of General Counsel, which provides legal services to all of Hearst’s 200 businesses around the world, including labor relations and government affairs. She is also one of Hearst’s leaders in establishing worldwide strategic enterprise deals with partners, including Apple, Amazon and Google, among others.
Burton has been with Hearst since 2002 and also serves as an adjunct professor of constitutional law and journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Prior to joining Hearst, Burton was vice president and chief legal officer of CNN and vice president at the New York Daily News. Additionally, she practiced law at Weil Gotshal & Manges.“AOL is on the move making the Internet better for consumers and advertisers through its unique combination of high quality content and next generation digital solutions,” said Burton. “I am delighted to join the board of such an innovative company.” Burton currently serves on the board of directors of the Hearst Corporation and Gryphon Technologies, and is a trustee of Middlebury College. About AOL AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) is a brand company, committed to continuously innovating, growing, and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain, and connect the world. The home of a world-class collection of premium brands, AOL creates original content that engages audiences on a local and global scale. We help marketers connect with these audiences through effective and engaging digital advertising solutions.