Ira Parker is the Executive Vice President of Business Development and General Counsel for AOL. As EVP, Business Development, Parker oversees the organization that drives strategic transactions and relationships for the company and evaluates new business opportunities. As General Counsel, Parker oversees the company’s legal affairs, manages the AOL legal department, and counsels senior management on a wide variety of issues. Parker also oversees AOL’s Consumer Advocacy and Privacy office, which focuses on how AOL interacts with consumers and protects their privacy.
Prior to AOL Ira came from Polaroid Corp., where he served as Vice President and General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer.
Before joining Polaroid in 2004, Parker served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Genuity, Inc., an Internet infrastructure services provider formerly known as GTE Internetworking. Earlier at Genuity, he was Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer.
Parker also worked for GTE Corp. as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel and was a partner in Washington law firm Alston & Bird. Before that, he spent nearly 10 years with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) in Washington in various legal positions including Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of the FDIC’s Resolution Trust Corp.