Brad Garlinghouse, a former SVP at Yahoo, joined AOL as President of Internet and Mobile Communications two months ago. And he’s clearly doing a little housekeeping, and forming his own exec team. His first major hire? Kiersten Hollars, a Digg PR exec.
Hollars is part of Garlinghouse’s old team at Yahoo, and left the company shortly after Garlinghouse did to take over PR and communications at Digg. She joins AOL later this month.
“This is more about working with Brad again, and nothing about Digg,” she told us in a phone interview this morning, adding that she’s excited about the turnaround opportunity at AOL. She joins AOL as senior director of corporate communications, reporting to both Garlinghouse and EVP Corporate Communications Tricia Primrose.
Digg’s looking for Hollars’ replacement immediately. So if you want be the person to handle all corporate communications and Kevin Rose babysitting duties at Digg, let them know.