Verve Wireless Expands Exec Team

San Diego-based Verve Wireless, the developer of mobile publishing and advertising applications, announced today that it has hired two executives. Verve said that it has appoint Dan Hodges as Chief Revenue Officer, and Aimee Irwin as SVP Business Development and Publisher Network. Hodges was most recently Head of Global Sales at the Associated Press, and also has served at Nokia Interactive, Enpocket, and Discovery Communications. Irwin was most recently VP of Strategy and Corporate Development at AOL, and has also served at Lightningcast, Leap Wireless, and Backwire. Hodges will be based in New York, Irwin in Washington, DC. Verve develops mobile news applications for publishers, and also is the developer of the mobile Associated Press iPhone app.