The Paley Center for Media's International Council 2009 NYC brought together the industry's top innovators from across the globe for the most talked about media event of 2009.
This session features a conversation with Tim Armstrong, Chairman & CEO, AOL with Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media.
Tim Armstrong has served as Chairman and CEO of AOL since 2009. In December of 2009, he took the company public on the New York Stock Exchange. AOL serves over 200 million consumers a month and is one of the world’s biggest consumers brands.
Prior to joining AOL, Tim served as President of Google’s Americas Operations and served on the company’s operating committee. Prior to Google, Tim served as an executive of multiple internet and media companies, including Snowball, Disney’s ABC/ESPN Internet Ventures, and Paul Allen’s Starwave Corporation. Tim also has started or co-founded multiple companies during his career including Associated Content (sold to Yahoo) and Patch (sold to AOL).
He is a graduate of Connecticut College, home of the Camels.
Pat Mitchell’s diverse background in media includes work as a journalist, network correspondent, producer and executive. Throughout her career she has focused on the power of media and storytelling as an agent of social change; specifically, to celebrate and raise awareness of the work, ideas and aspirations of women and girls. She was the first woman to launch, produce and host her own nationally syndicated Emmy winning talk program Woman to Woman. As an independent producer she has documented women’s history as well as women on the frontlines of war, poverty and peacemaking. As President and Executive Producer in charge of original productions for Ted Turner’s cable networks, her documentaries and specials received thirty-seven Emmy Awards, five Peabody Awards, and two Academy Award nominations. Pat Mitchell became the first woman President and CEO of PBS, and served as President and CEO of the Paley Center for Media where she led the institution through an exciting rebranding effort and strengthened its public and industry programs and optimizing the convening power of a global constituency of media and technology leaders to explore the impact and influence of media.