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Women Appointed to Large Boards 6/4 to 7/1 2012 Featured

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Facebook COO Joins Company's Board

Facebook added COO Sheryl Sandberg, 42, to the company's board of directors. Sandberg oversees Facebook's business operations including sales, marketing, business development, legal, human resources, public policy and communications. Prior to Facebook, Sandberg was VP of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, where she built and managed the online sales channels for advertising and publishing and operations for consumer products worldwide. She previously served as Chief of Staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Bill Clinton and began her career as an economist with the World Bank. Sandberg also serves on the boards of The Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, the Center for Global Development and V-Day.

Investment Management Firm Appoints Insider to Board

Susan L. Wagner, 46, a Founding Partner of BlackRock, is retiring as a Vice Chairman and has been elected to BlackRock's Board. She will continue to serve as a Director of DSP BlackRock Investment Managers, the firm's joint venture in India. She previously served as BlackRock's COO and Head of Corporate Strategy, and led BlackRock's international client and alternative investments businesses. Among numerous other roles at BlackRock, she has been the Global Executive Sponsor of BlackRock's Women's Initiative Network (WIN), which has been integral to engaging and fostering the full potential of BlackRock women. She has been included in Fortune magazine's annual ranking of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" for the past three years.

Food Industry Exec named to International Paper Company’s Board

International Paper Company elected Ilene S. Gordon, 58, to its Board. She is Chairman, President and CEO of Ingredion, an ingredient solutions company, a position she has held since 2009. She has also served as President and CEO of Rio Tinto's Alcan Packaging.

Coca-Cola Enterprises names former CEO of CIBA VISION to Board

Coca-Cola Enterprises elected Andrea Saia, 54, as director. She currently serves as the Global Head of Vision Care in the Alcon division of Novartis. Prior to this role, she served as President and CEO of CIBA VISION, a subsidiary of Novartis. She served as President of the company's Europe, Middle East, and Africa operations, the company's largest regional business unit. She initially joined Ciba Vision in 2002 as Global Head of Marketing and was promoted to President of the Global Lens Business the following year. Ms. Saia has also held positions with global consumer products companies like SVP at REVLON, VP, Marketing at Unilever’s Helene Curtis Business Unit, and Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble. Her appointment follows the departure of Donna A. James, who chose to not stand for re-election to the board in April 2012.

Constellation Energy COO appointed Director at Bunge

Bunge, the agribusiness and food company, appointed Kathleen Hyle, 53, as an Independent Director. She has served as SVP of Constellation Energy and COO of Constellation Energy Resources since 2008. She will be retiring from Constellation Energy in July 2012. Prior to joining Constellation Energy, she was CFO with ANC Rental and AutoNation. She began her career in 1980 with Black & Decker in its treasury organization.

Green Technology Expert appointed to Timken board

Timken elected Diane C. Creel, 63, as director. She is the recently retired Chairman, CEO and President of Ecovation, a green technology company providing waste to energy treatment solutions to Fortune 1000 companies in the food and beverage industries. Prior to Ecovation, Creel was retired Chairman, CEO and President of Earth Tech, which, during her tenure completed 27 acquisitions and grew revenues from $50 million to $1.6 billion.

Retired McKinsey Partner named to Owens Corning’s Board

Owens Corning, the composite and building materials systems company, elected Suzanne P. Nimocks, 52, to the company's Board of Directors. Ms. Nimocks is a retired director and Senior Partner of McKinsey serving clients in energy, logistics, manufacturing and professional services industries on a broad range of strategy, corporate finance, business building, portfolio management, operations, organization and risk-management issues. She is a member of several Boards of Directors, including Encana, a natural gas exploration and production company based in Canada; Rowan Companies, a drilling contractor; ArcelorMittal, the steel company and Valerus, a privately held natural gas compression company. She also serves as Chair of the Board of the Houston Zoo.

Schnitzer Steel Industries CEO Appointed to Transportation Company’s Board

Ryder System elected Tamara L. Lundgren, 54, President and CEO of Schnitzer Steel Industries, to its Board of Directors. She joined Schnitzer Steel in 2005 as Chief Strategy Officer and previously served as EVP and COO. Prior to joining Schnitzer Steel, she was a managing director at JPMorgan Chase in London and a managing director at Deutsche Bank in New York and London. Before joining Deutsche Bank, she was a partner at the law firm of Hogan & Hartson in Washington, D.C.

Senior Advisor and Consultant named to Real Estate Investment Trust Board

The Board of Capstead Mortgage Corporation appointed Michelle Goolsby, 54, to serve as an independent member. She is a Venture Partner and Member of Investment Committee of Greenmont Capital Partners. She has been a Senior Advisor and Consultant at Dean Foods Company and previously served as the company’s EVP of Development, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs; Chief Administrative Officer; and General Counsel.

Financial Services Company Elects Business Advisor to Board

MBIA, the financial services company, named Maryann Bruce, 52, as director. She is the President of Turnberry Advisory Group, a private business services company, where she advises clients on strategic business issues. Prior to Turnberry Advisory Group, she held several executive leadership positions including President of Aquila Distributors, a subsidiary of Aquila Investment Management, a boutique asset manager, and President of Evergreen Investments Services, an investment management business and subsidiary of Wachovia. She was also President and CEO of Allstate Financial Distributors and SVP and Director of the Financial Institution Division of Oppenheimer Funds.

Date range: June 4th - July 1st

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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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