AOL appoints chief people officer

16 Dec 2011

Digital media company AOL has appointed John Reid-Dodick as its chief people officer to lead the development and support of AOL’s employees worldwide.

Reid-Dodick served as global head of human resources for Thomson Reuters Markets, the US$7bn, 28,000-person division that included the Reuters news organisation and the company’s media, technology and financial services businesses.

Reid-Dodick will lead AOL’s human resources team to support the growth and success of employees around the world through a focus on personal development, career progression, talent acquisition, total rewards and business advice supporting leadership and organisational performance.

Reid-Dodick will be based at AOL’s headquarters in New York and report directly to Tim Armstrong, chairman and CEO.

“We are thrilled to welcome John to our AOL executive team,” said Armstrong. “He 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.

“John is a perfect example of the passionate, professional and dedicated talent that we continue to attract to AOL.”

Reid-Dodick 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 and a bachelor’s degree in political studies from the University of Manitoba.