NEW YORK--AOL has appointed Peter Land as senior vice president of corporate communications.

Land joins AOL from PepsiCo, where he served in a number of senior leadership roles – most recently overseeing global media strategy, financial communications and issues management. He joined PepsiCo in 2009 to oversee communications for the PepsiCo America Beverages division and manage the company's corporate digital strategy.

Land will be based in New York, reporting to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong. In a blogpost, Armstrong said that Land will oversee AOL's global external and internal corporate communications strategies and work with AOL's brands to drive their respective communications efforts. 

Before joining PepsiCo, Land was a global managing director at Edelman. He also served as director of marketing communications for the NBA and worked for Kraft Foods in London as director of European promotions.

"Peter's ability to navigate the dynamic media and digital environments, develop and manage teams worldwide and work strategically and effectively in both the consumer marketing and corporate reputation arenas will make him a critically important member of our leadership team," said Armstrong.