AOL Names Ralph Rivera Vice President and General Manager of AOL Latino

AOL Names Ralph Rivera Vice President and General Manager of AOL Latino



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New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–October 11, 2006–AOL today announced that Ralph Rivera will expand his role at AOL to oversee AOL Latino as Vice President and General Manager, while also remaining in charge of AOL Games. In his new role, Rivera will lead the programming and business strategy for AOL Latino overseeing the seven programming areas: Noticias (News), Deportes (Sports), Entretenimiento (Entertainment), Musica (Music), Automoviles (Automobiles), Tu Vida (Lifestyle) and Dinero y Exito (Money & Empowerment). Rivera will continue to report into Bill Wilson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of AOL Programming.

“I’m honored to join the AOL Latino team,” said Rivera. “AOL Latino has been an innovator in the Hispanic online space and I’m proud and privileged to lead the next stage of its evolution on the open web.”

“We are thrilled to have Ralph take on this additional responsibility with the company and are confident that through his tremendous experience and knowledge of the Hispanic market he will continue the growth of the AOL Latino service,” said Bill Wilson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, AOL Programming.

Before joining AOL, Rivera held executive and staff positions at Pearson, Simon & Schuster, Deloitte & Touche, and IBM.

After successfully conceiving and building AOL Latino, David Wellisch, former Vice President and General Manager, decided to move on and embark on new business ventures.

About AOL(R) Latino

AOL(R) Latino, a leading bilingual service for U.S. Hispanics, provides comprehensive Spanish language content including U.S. and Latin American news, financial tools, the latest in music, entertainment, personal finance, sports, fashion and beauty, as well as access to all the existing content available on the AOL.com.

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AOL Names Ralph Rivera Vice President and General Manager of AOL Latino