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Intel Appoints UC Berkeley Professor to Serve on its Board  

Intel elected Dr. Tsu-Jae King Liu to serve on its board of directors. She is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Accenture Appoints Wolters Kluwer Chair/CEO to Board      

Accenture appointed Nancy McKinstry, 57, to the company’s Board of Directors. McKinstry is CEO and chairman of Wolters Kluwer. Before assuming her present position in 2003, McKinstry gained more than a decade of experience at Wolters Kluwer and its operating companies in North America.

ADP Appoints Former Deputy Head of Mission at the Office of the Quartet as a New Director     

Automatic Data Processing appointed Sandra S. Wijnberg as a new director of the company. From July 2014 to December 2015, Wijnberg was Deputy Head of Mission, Office of the Quartet Representative, which is charged with implementing the Palestinian economic development agenda of the Quartet (the United Nations, the United States, the European Union and Russia.) Prior to that, she was a Partner and Chief Administrative Officer of Aquiline Holdings, SVP and CFO at Marsh & McLennan Companies, and held various positions at YUM! Brands, PepsiCo, Morgan Stanley and AmEx.

Payments Technology Executive Joins Molson Coors Brewing Company's Board

Molson Coors Brewing Company announced that payments technology executive Betty DeVita has joined its board of directors. DeVita is the chief commercial officer, Commerce Platform, at Mastercard, focused on expanding adoption of the company's digital solutions. Prior to her current role, DeVita served as president of Mastercard Canada.

Maxim Integrated Products Announces Board Appointments

Maxim Integrated Products elected MaryAnn Wright and Tracy Accardi to its Board of Directors. Wright serves as Group VP, Technology and Industry Relations at Johnson Controls. Before joining Johnson Controls, Wright was EVP of Engineering, Product Development, Commercial and Program Management at Collins & Aikman Corporation from 2006-2007. Prior to that, she served in several executive management positions at Ford Motor Company during her tenure from 1988-2005.

Accardi has served as VP of Global Research and Development, Breast and Skeletal Health Solutions at Hologic since 2014, where she leads development of screening, diagnostic and biopsy systems for the detection and treatment of breast cancer. Previously, she was CTO at Omniguide Surgical from 2012 to 2014, and Executive Consultant at Mednest Consulting from 2011 to 2012, after having held senior R&D positions at Covidien, Johnson & Johnson, and Philips Medical Systems.

QBE Insurance Appoints Non-Executive Director with FinTech Experience

QBE Insurance Group Limited appointed Kathryn (Kathy) Lisson as a Non-Executive Director. Lisson recently retired as a partner of Ernst & Young. In this role, Lisson was responsible for EY's FinTech implementation in the insurance sector in Canada, combining new customer analytic insight analytics, contactless payments, monitoring technology and fraud detection with policy, claims and underwriting systems offered as cloud or SAAS solutions. Until 2011, Lisson was Chief Operating Officer for QBE European Operations in London with responsibility for claims, technology and operation support functions.

Seagate Technology Director Resigns; Former Logitech CFO

Kris Onken, 66, notified the Board of Directors of Seagate Technology plc that she will retire from the Board, and will not stand for re-election at the 2016 annual general meeting of shareholders.  Onken served as SVP of Finance and the CFO of Logitech from 1999 to 2006.

CSC Goes Through Board Changes     

CSC has named Lizabeth H. Zlatkus to the company's board of directors. Zlatkus previously worked for 28 years at The Hartford Financial Services Group, including as CFO and chief risk officer, as well as co-president of The Hartford Life Insurance Cos.

Frito-Lay CIO Joins Board of Sprouts Farmers Market

Sprouts Farmers Market elected Kristen Blum, 50, as director. Blum currently serves as SVP and CIO of Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo. She served as the CTO and EVP of J. C. Penney Company, since January 2012. She served as the CIO and SVP of Enterprise Transformation programs for North America at PepsiCo. She joined PepsiCo in 2010. She served as the CIO and SVP at Abercrombie & Fitch from 2006 to 2010.

Playtech Appoints Director With Expertise in eGaming and Technology Law and Regulation

Gambling software company Playtech appointed Claire Milne as an independent Non-Executive Director. Claire joins the Board as a recognised industry expert with 20 years' experience advising gaming and financial services clients as an in-house and private practice lawyer. She is currently a Partner and Team Leader within the Intellectual Property and Science & Technology teams for Appleby in the Isle of Man.

Leidos Appoints Lockheed Martin Designee to Board 

Leidos increased the size of the board and appointed the Lockheed Martin designee, Susan M. Stalnecker, to serve as director. Susan M. Stalnecker was employed by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. from 1977 to 2016, serving in numerous senior roles during her tenure, including 10 years as VP and Treasurer and most recently as VP, Corporate Productivity and Hospitality.

Gogo Makes Board Appointment         

Gogo, the provider of in-flight broadband Internet service, announced that Michele Coleman Mayes has been appointed to the company's board of directors. Michele Coleman Mayes is VP, General Counsel and Secretary for the New York Public Library. She joined NYPL in August 2012 after serving as EVP and General Counsel for Allstate Insurance Company since 2007.

ShoreTel Appoints New Board Member with Significant Financial Expertise

The Board of directors of ShoreTel, the provider of unified communications (UC) solutions and phone systems, has appointed Marjorie Bowen, 51, to the board.  She served as Managing Director, National Director Fairness Opinion Practice at Houlihan Lokey from 1989 to 2008. 

Former NBCUniversal Cable Exec Joins GoPro Board

GoPro, the wearable-camera maker looking to transform itself into a media company, has named former NBCUniversal cable executive Lauren Zalaznick to its board, the first woman to join GoPro’s board. Zalaznick, who exited NBCU in 2013 after 12 years, had been the president of Bravo, building the cabler into a reality-TV powerhouse. Currently, Zalaznick also serves on the boards of Nielsen, Shazam and Penguin Random House.

Bank of Cyprus Public Company Appoints Hyperion CIO as Director 

The Board of Directors of Bank of Cyprus Public Company appointed Lyn Grobler as a Non-Executive member of the Board of Directors. Grobler was appointed Group CIO of Hyperion Insurance Group in 2016 and she is currently a member of Hyperion's Group Executive Committee. Prior to this Grobler was at BP for 16 years, holding a variety of different roles across IT and global trading, exiting as VP & CIO, Corporate Functions.

Date Range: July 11th - August 30th

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Dora Vell

Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults, garage.ca, and RBC Capital Partners.

She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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