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PepsiCo Appoints Former 3M CEO to Board

PepsiCo elected Sir George Buckley, 65, to its Board of Directors. He assumed the role of Chairman of Arle Capital, a private equity firm, earlier this year. Formerly he served as Chairman, President and CEO of 3M Company, and Chairman and CEO of Brunswick Corporation, a multi-billion dollar boat and recreational product manufacturer.

Cisco and McKesson Execs Appointed to Board by Bank Holding Company

Umpqua Holdings, the parent company of Umpqua Bank, has appointed James S. Greene, 55, to its board. Greene is VP with Cisco. He is an executive in their global Services organization. Previous roles at Cisco have included serving as the leader of their global Strategic Partner Organization. He joined Cisco eight years ago as the leader of their global Financial Services consulting business. Greene began his career at Accenture where for 20 years he grew their global financial services business and rose to senior partner. Before his tenure at Cisco and Accenture, Greene generated significant growth as president and CEO of Abilizer, a portal technology start-up company; as managing director at Capgemini; and as global head of financial services at TeleTech.

Umpqua also named Laureen Seeger, 50, to its board. Seeger is EVP, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of McKesson. Previously, Seeger was VP and General Counsel of McKesson. Before joining McKesson Seeger served as a Commercial Litigation Partner at the Atlanta law firm of Morris, Manning & Martin, and as a Commercial Litigation Attorney at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue.

Health IT Provider Eclipsys’ Former CEO named to Retailer’s Board

Office Depot's board appointed, Eugene V. Fife, 71, to serve as a director of the Company until the next annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Fife has served as the Founder and Managing Principal of Vawter Capital, a private investment firm, since 1999. He served as the interim CEO and President of Eclipsys, a provider of healthcare information services. He was also formerly a partner of Goldman Sachs.

Closeout Retailer Names Navarre CEO to Board

Tuesday Morning Corporation named Richard S. Willis, 51, as independent member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Willis has more than 20 years of executive experience in retail and manufacturing industries and currently serves as the President and CEO of Navarre Corporation, a distributor, provider of logistics solutions, and software publisher. He previously served as the Executive Chairman of Charlotte Russe, a mall-based specialty retailer of fashionable, value-priced apparel and accessories. Previous to this position, he served as President of Shoes for Crews, a seller of slip resistant footwear, and as President and CEO of Baker & Taylor Corporation, the world's largest distributor of books, as well as a global distributor of DVDs and music.

Date range: July 2nd - July 31st

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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,, 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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