PayPal Appoints Airbnb Exec to Board

PayPal appointed Belinda Johnson to its board of directors. Johnson is a recognized attorney and business leader who has focused her talents on crafting and directing policies and strategies that enable high-growth, consumer-facing internet companies for more than two decades. Johnson is the Chief Business Affairs and Legal Officer at Airbnb.

BNY Mellon Appoints President of SAP North America as Director

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation has elected Jennifer B. Morgan as independent director. Morgan has served as President of SAP North America since 2014, where she is responsible for the company’s strategy, revenue and customer success in the U.S. and Canada. Since being named President, she has led SAP’s rapid shift to the cloud in North America while helping customers achieve growth in the digital economy. Morgan served in a number of leadership roles for SAP since joining the company in 2004, including as head of SAP North America’s public sector organization and president of its Regulated Industries business unit.

Recognized IT Leader Named COO at BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon has named Edward Watson, 51, as EVP and COO. He most recently was EVP for operations, technology and general services for Fannie Mae. He was recently was named to Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2012. Watson previously served as Global Head of Capital Markets Operations and ICG business services at Citigroup and held senior positions at Republic Bank and Shearson Lehman Brothers.

DIRECTV Appoints Head of Digital Entertainment Products

Tony Goncalves is now SVP, Digital Entertainment Products at DIRECTV. Most recently, he served as the SVP, Product Management. Goncalves joined DIRECTV in 2007 and has held various positions in sales and product management. Goncalves was a key player in securing DIRECTV's partnership with AT&T and led the team that closed the CenturyLink partnership.