Andreessen Horowitz Hires Away AOL PR Exec Hollars: Report

Kiersten Hollars, vice president of marketing and communications for AOL, is becoming a “PR partner” with venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, according to the blog AllThingsD. Hollars will report to Partner Margit Wennmachers, ATD reported Monday. Hollars’ LinkedIn profile still shows that she is with AOL, which she joined in November 2009, after 14 months as director of PR for Digg, according to the profile. Earlier in her career, Hollars spent about two years as an account supervisor for OutCast Communications, a PR firm that Wennmachers co-founded and which counts Andreeessen Horowitz as a client. —Lawrence Aragon, peHUB