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Industry Moves: Tina Sharkey Leaves AOL; Joins BabyCenter As Chairman

You’re reading it here first: Another senior AOL departure: Tina Sharkey, till recently the SVP of Instant Messaging & Social Media at AOL, and instrumental in developing AOL’s community strategy to a large extent, has left the company, and has joined Johnson & Johnson-owned online parenting info/resource site BabyCenter, as the chairman (bad choice of title, if you ask me). She will oversee all BabyCenter operations, including Babycenter.com and international sites in UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, and Sweden. She will also be heading the companion site ParentCenter.com, a resource site for parents of children ages 2 to 8.
Prior to AOL, she was one of the co-founders of iVillage.
This comes along with spate of other senior AOL departures over the last couple of months since Jon Miller was replaced as CEO.

11 Responses to “Industry Moves: Tina Sharkey Leaves AOL; Joins BabyCenter As Chairman”

  1. A disappointed BBC user

    You all can have Ms Sharkey back at AOL if you'd like her. She's done nothing but screw up what was a VERY helpful and informative site, that was working fine. Everyone was happy. However, since Ms Sharkey came over, many users are now leaving due to the changes she's implemented.