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Women Appointed to Large Boards August 10 to September 7 2011 Featured

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Healthcare Expert Joins UPS Board

UPS named Dr. Candace Kendle, 64, a noted expert in the biopharmaceutical industry, as the company's newest director. She will also serve on the Audit Committee for UPS. Kendle is the former Chairman and CEO of Kendle International, a global clinical research organization. Prior to founding Kendle International, she held senior faculty positions at The University of North Carolina School of Medicine and The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Kendle is a member of the Committee of 200, an organization of preeminent women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, and serves as a mentor for the Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership. For more than 10 years, she has served on the H.J. Heinz Company Board of Directors and on its Audit and Management Development Committees.

New Director at Manulife

Andrea Rosen, 56, has been selected to join the boards of Manulife Financial and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company. Most recently, Rosen served as Vice Chair and President at the TD Bank Financial Group. Earlier in her career, she held senior positions at Wood Gundy and Varity. She also serves as a director on the boards of the Alberta Investment Management, Emera, and Hiscox.

Former Under Secretary Joins Xerox

Xerox announced that Sara Martinez Tucker, 56, has been elected to its Board. Tucker last served as the Under Secretary of Education. Prior to her work with the U.S. Department of Education, Tucker was the President and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and a senior executive at AT&T. She is also on the Board of Trustees at the University of Notre Dame and is a member of Wal-Mart's External Advisory Council.

Former MasterCard Exec on Board of Financial Corporation

Ruth Ann Marshall, 56, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Regions Financial. In the past, she served as President of the Americas for MasterCard International. Marshall is also on the boards of ConAgra Foods, Global Payments, and Pella. In 2003, she was named as one of Fortune's Top 100 Business Women.

Australian Metal Recycling Company Recruits New Board Member

Heather Ridout, 57, has joined Sims Metals Management as an independent director on its Board. Ridout is currently the CEO of the Australian Industry Group, a leading industry association providing advocacy and services to businesses in a broad range of sectors. She also serves on the board of Skills Australia, an independent body which advises the government on education, employment, and workplace relations. Prior to joining the Australian Industry Group, Ridout served as a Director of the AustralianSuper Trustee Board, the largest industry fund in Australia.

NetGear Selects Plantronics CFO for Board

NetGear, a networking equipment manufacturer, announced the appointment of Barbara Scherer, 55, to the company’s Board of Directors and Audit Committee. Currently, Scherer is the CFO and SVP of Finance & Administration of Plantronics, a mobile headsets manufacturer. Prior to joining Plantronics in 1997, she was an Associate at The Boston Consulting Group, a member of the corporate finance team at ARCO, and a Director of Keithley Instruments

New Board Member Selected at Hillenbrand

Hillenbrand, a top supplier to the death care industry, has appointed Helen Cornell, 52, to a newly created board seat. Cornell retired last year as EVP & CFO of Gardner Denver, a leading global manufacturer of compressors, blowers, pumps, loading arms, and fuel systems. During her time at Gardner Denver, she also served as VP & GM of the Fluid Transfer Division and as VP of Strategic Planning. Currently, Cornell is the Chairman of the Board and a member of the Compensation Committee at The Alamo Group and Chairman of the Board and a member of the Executive Committee at the Owensboro Grain Company.

Date range: August 10th - September 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,, 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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