[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

AOL has appointed Curtis Brown as executive vice president and chief technology officer, effective immediately. Mr. Brown, joined AOL as senior vice president of Engineering in November 2010, and has served as the acting CTO since March 2012.

Mr. Brown has over 20 years experience building and managing global technology teams, products, data, systems, infrastructure, and consumer web sites. He served as CTO at Skymall, Oxygen Media, The Princeton Review, CTB/McGraw-Hill and Kaplan Test Prep. Earlier in his career he launched MusicBoulevard with N2K/CDNow, one of the first music e-commerce sites in 1995.

Mr. Brown has lectured at Columbia University in the field of Executive Information Technology Management, served as a member of the IT Technology Advisory Board at the New School University and the CTO Advisory Council for InfoWorld magazine, and is a founding member of the New York City CTO Club.

Brown is a graduate of New York University.