Philip Schiller, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, has resigned from EarthLink's board of directors to focus on Apple.

Garry Betty, CEO of EarthLink, spoke highly of the VP praising his guidance of the company.

He said: "EarthLink has greatly benefited from the important contributions made by Philip Schiller and his stewardship in guiding the company.

"Schiller is leaving the board to focus more attention on his duties at Apple."

Two appointments have been made to the board of directors subsequent to Schiller's resignation – Dr. Robert Metcalfe, venture partner with Polaris Venture Partners, and Marce Fuller, CEO of Mirant.