Ms. Kline is the founding principal of LEO DIX, a boutique services firm that assists CEOs, boards and c-suite executives drive growth during times of disruption, transition, transformation and turnarounds. She served as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Verizon Media, the Verizon Communications, Inc. subsidiary consisting of 20+ distinctive digital brands reaching 1 billion consumers including AOL, HuffPost, MAKERS, TechCrunch, Tumblr, and the Yahoo family of brands. Ms. Kline served in this role following Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo from 2017 to July 2018, where she was responsible for all consumer and B2B marketing, external and internal communications, brand strategy and creative, and corporate citizenship and cause marketing. She also served as the head of MAKERS, Verizon’s prominent women’s media brand. Ms. Kline held the position of chief marketing and communications officer for AOL from 2013 to 2017 prior to and following Verizon’s acquisition of AOL in 2015. From January 2013 until June 2015, she was the chief marketing officer of AOL Platforms, (a division of AOL). From 2011 to 2012, Ms. Kline held the position of chief marketing officer for 33across, a leading data and analytics company in the digital advertising space. Prior to that, from 2008 to 2011, Ms. Kline held the position of vice president, marketing for Brand Affinity Technologies, a digital sports and celebrity endorsement marketing platform.
Ms. Kline serves on the board of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. where she is a member of the nominating and governance committee and on the board of directors of Bill.com Holdings, Inc. where she is a member of the audit committee. She served on the board of directors of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. from September 2018 to October 2020 where she was a member of the compensation committee. She is also a board member of the National Forest Foundation, serving on the development and marketing committee and grants committee since September 2018. Additionally, she founded and chaired the board of trustees of Verizon Media’s Charitable Foundation, which is focused on improving the lives of women, girls, and underserved youth. She also previously chaired the AOL Foundation, was a member of the executive committee for the Internet Advertising Board of Directors, and served on the board of The Female Quotient. Earlier in her career, Ms. Kline held digital media and marketing leadership positions with Launch Ideas, Unicast (acquired by Sizmek), InterVU (acquired by Akamai Technologies), and the Washington Wizards.
Ms. Kline holds a bachelor’s degree in corporate communications from Ithaca College.
Committees: Technology Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee