Kathy Thomson, 51

Kathy Thomson

Kathy Thomson

Kathy Thomson, a former president of the Los Angeles Times Media Group, died Aug. 6, 2017, The Times reports. She was 51 and died from complications of an aneurysm.

Thomson was chief of staff at The Times from 2008 to 2009 and from 2011-2013 as president and chief operating officer.

“She brought in a sales organization to figure out how to sell digital advertising,” said Eddy W. Hartenstein, former publisher and chief executive of The Times. “She recruited people to come get us hooked into social media.”