About Susan Lyne, CEO Brand Group, AOL
Susan Lyne is CEO of AOL’s Brand Group.
Lyne was formerly Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of Gilt Groupe, an ecommerce company whose event-based sales model is changing consumer behavior and redefining luxury shopping.
She was also previously a member of AOL’s Board of Directors. From November 2004 to July 2008, Lyne was President and CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. In that capacity, she steered the company’s recovery and return to profitability, led by a three-fold increase in advertising revenue.
Before 2008, Susan spent eight years at Disney/ABC, rising to President of ABC Entertainment where she oversaw the development of shows such as Desperate Housewives, Lost, and Grey’s Anatomy. Lyne’s early career was spent in the magazine industry, including The Village Voice and Premiere Magazine. Lyne is a Board Member for The New School and lives in New York City.