[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Priceline.com has named Timothy (Tim) Armstrong, chairman and CEO of AOL as the company’s newest director, effective immediately.

Tim Armstrong: Priceline’s leadership team and board of directors negotiated a difficult turnaround and emerged with a successful global online business. I am excited to join the board of a company transforming the global travel industry.

Mr. Armstrong joined AOL in 2009 from Google, where he served as president of the Americas operations, overseeing North American and Latin American advertising sales, marketing and operations teams. He also was a member of Google’s Operating Committee, the company’s executive team.

Prior to joining Google, Mr. Armstrong was vice president of Sales and Strategic Partnerships for Snowball.com.  Before that, he was director of Integrated Sales and Marketing for Starwave’s and Disney’s ABC/ESPN Internet Ventures.

[Image courtesy: AOL]