Timothy A. Boggs, a senior VP with Time Warner’s Washington, D.C., office, resigned last week, marking TW’s first major defection since agreeing in January to a tie-up with America Online.
Boggs worked for Time Warner for 18 years, starting in the Washington office of Warner Communications after eight years working for the House Judiciary Committee. He will stay on through the end of this year to help guide the merger.
Boggs said he had been offered the opportunity to continue in his current position with the merged company, but declined to do so. “Mergers are a natural moment to think about personal change,” he said. Boggs added that the move is not related to any concerns about the integration of AOL and Time Warner or his place in the merged entity.
Boggs said he hasn’t made any specific plans for the future.