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Women Appointed to Tech Boards 9/30 to 10/28 2011 Featured

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IBM Promotes Female Insider to CEO and Board Positions

IBM announced that Virginia Rometty, 53, has been named as the company’s new President, CEO & Director, effective January 1, 2012. She is currently IBM’s SVP and Group Executive for Sales, Marketing & Strategy. Rometty will replace Samuel Palmisano, who will remain as Chairman of the IBM Board. Previously, Rometty served as SVP of IBM Global Business Services. She has also served as GM of IBM Global Services Americas and GM of IBM Global Insurance & Financial Services Sector. Rometty joined IBM in 1981 as a Systems Engineer.

Online Public Service Provider Hires Federal Techie for its Board

NIC, an eGoverment service provider, announced that Karen Evans, 51, has joined its Board of Directors. She is currently the National Director of U.S. Cyber Challenge, a nationwide talent search and skills development program focused on the cyber workforce. Prior to this appointment, Evans served as the de facto CIO for the United States federal government and as Administrator of the Office of Electronic Government & IT at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Earlier in her career, Evans served as CIO for the U.S. Department of Energy and Director of the Information Resources Management Division for the U.S. Department of Justice.

Business Intelligence Software Developer Adds to Board

Angoss Software announced the appointment of Sheila Murray to its Board of Directors. Murray is EVP, General Counsel and Secretary of CI Financial. Before CI, she served for 25 years at Blake, Cassels and Graydon, a business law firm where she practiced securities law with an emphasis on M&A, corporate finance, and corporate reorganizations.

Date range: September 30th - October 28th

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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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