AOL on Wednesday appointed Karen Dykstra as Chief Financial Officer. Dykstra will be responsible for the company’s short and long-term financial objectives in support of the business strategy. She fills the role vacated by Artie Minson and serving on the company’s board of directors since December 2009. Dykstra will be based in New York and report to Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO.
Dykstra is a former partner at Plainfield Asset Management LLC as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to 2010. Prior to joining Plainfield, Dykstra was the Chief Financial Officer of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. from 2003 to 2006 and acted as the Principle Financial Officer from 2001 to 2003.