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AT&T Appoints Oil States International’s CEO to Board

AT&T has appointed Cindy B. Taylor, 51, to its board of directors. Taylor is president, CEO and a director of Oil States International, a diversified solutions and services provider for the oil and gas industry. Taylor served as Oil States' president and COO from 2006 to 2007 and as its SVP-CFO and treasurer from 2000 to 2006. Previously, she worked in public accounting for Ernst & Young and in senior finance positions with other energy industry companies. Taylor is also a director of Tidewater. She previously served as a director of Global Industries.

Allscripts Adds Former CFO of Epic Systems to Board

Allscripts added a new female member, Anita Pramoda, to board. Anita Pramoda was recently the CFO of Epic Systems. Prior to Epic, Pramoda helped commercialize self-healing packaging technology into wholesale, retail, and military sectors at Ontech. Pramoda is the co-founder of TangramCare, a technology-enabled care delivery system that affords extremely sick patients an opportunity to receive care in their homes, recover comfortably, and convalesce with dignity. She is also an executive advisor at Technology Crossover Ventures, a leading VC firm.

Retired Verizon Finance Exec Joins as Director of ARRIS Group

Telecommunications equipment manufacturing company ARRIS Group appointed Doreen Toben to the Board of Directors of the Company. Toben most recently served as executive vice president of Verizon Communications, from February 2009 until her retirement in June 2009. From April 2002 to February 2009, she served as the CFO of Verizon responsible for its finance and strategic planning efforts. Prior to April 2002, Toben was SVP and CFO for Verizon's Telecom Group. Toben is a 30-year telecommunications veteran. She began her career at AT&T and over the years held various of positions of increasing responsibility primarily in treasury, strategic planning and finance both there, and beginning in 1984 at Bell Atlantic. Toben is also a member of the board of directors of Fifth & Pacific Companies (formerly Liz Claiborne), and The New York Times Company.

Date Range: June 3rd - July 7th

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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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