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Women Appointed to Tech Boards: Qualcomm, First Data, CSC & Others Featured

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Qualcomm Named Ann M. Livermore to its Board 

Qualcomm appointed Ann M. Livermore to its board of directors. With her nearly 30 years at Hewlett-Packard (HP), Livermore brings extensive experience in senior leadership positions, and broad knowledge and experience in the areas of technology, business management, marketing, sales, and research and development. Livermore was formerly an EVP at Hewlett-Packard, where from 2004 until June 14, 2011 she led the HP Enterprise Business business unit of HP.

First Data Appoints Co-CEO at Lebenthal as Board Member    

First Data Corporation appointed Barbara A. Yastine as Board of Directors. Yastine most recently served as a director and Co-CEO at Lebenthal Holdings. Prior to Yastine’s most recent role at Lebenthal Holdings, she served as Chair, President, and CEO of Ally Bank from 2012 to 2015. She also previously held the role of Chief Administrative Officer of Ally Financial. In addition Yastine is also a member of the Board of Primerica.

Maxim Integrated Products Announces Board Appointments

Maxim Integrated Products, engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing a range of linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits, 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.

Accardi has served as VP of Global Research and Development, Breast and Skeletal Health Solutions at Hologic since 2014. Previously, Accardi was CTO at Omniguide Surgical from 2012 to 2014, and Executive Consultant at Mednest Consulting from 2011 to 2012, after having held senior research and development positions at Covidien, Johnson & Johnson Company, and Philips Medical Systems.

CDK Global Appoints CEO of Sparta Systems to its Board of Directors          

CDK Global announced that its board of directors has appointed Eileen J. Martinson, to its board. Eileen Martinson, is the CEO of Sparta Systems.

CSC Appoints Former Hartford Life CFO as Director; CA Exec Joins as VP, Controller

CSC has named Lizabeth H. Zlatkus, 57, to the company's board of directors. Zlatkus previously worked for 28 years at The Hartford Financial Services Group, as CFO and chief risk officer, as well as co-president of The Hartford Life Insurance Cos. She currently serves on the board of Boston Private Financial Holdings and Legal & General Group. Zlatkus also serves as development chair of the Connecticut Science Center Trustee Board. Previously, she served as chair of the Pennsylvania State University Business School board and as regulatory chair for the North American Chief Risk Officers Council.

Microsemi Appoints Kimberly Alexy to its Board of Directors           

Microsemi appointed Kimberly Alexy to its board of directors. Alexy is a seasoned finance professional and corporate board member with more than 20 years of combined experience. Alexy brings a deep base of capital markets experience with valuable insights into shareholder value creation, mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity financings. Over the past decade she has been an active board member at multiple publically traded companies and has chaired audit, compensation, nomination and governance committees, and has served on a series of special committees. She currently serves on the board of directors for FireEye, Five9, CalAmp and VIZIO.

Dialog Semiconductor Appoints Former GM Exec to the Company's Board

Dialog Semiconductor appointed Mary Chan to the company's Board of Directors. Most recently at GM, Chan served between 2012 and 2015 as President, Global Connected Consumers & OnStar Service USA. Chan currently serves as an Independent Director on the Board of SBA Communications. In addition, Chan is also currently the Managing Partner at VectoIQ which serves a number of companies in the area of smart transportation. Previously she also served on the Boards of the Mobile Marketing Association and CTIA - The Wireless Association.

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 tenureluding 10 years as VP and Treasurer and most recently as VP, Corporate Productivity and Hospitality.

Pegasystems Appoints Bain Partner to its Board

Pegasystems appointed Dianne Ledingham, partner and director at Bain & Company, to its Board of Directors. Ledingham brings more than 25 years of experience as a trusted advisor to leading technology companies in enterprise software, mobile, cloud, and IT services, with a specialty in sales and channel effectiveness. Ledingham has had several governance roles at Bain including serving on Bain's Board of Directors.

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.

Date Range: August 24th - October 11th

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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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