Executive Communication AOL chief exec issues the firing heard ’round the world Tim Armstrong dismissed Patch Creative Director Abel Lenz on the spot for taking a picture during a conference call while 1,000 employees listened in. After a leak, the whole Internet heard it. By Matt WilsonAug. 13, 2013 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.