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Canadian Telecom Company Appoints Community Board Chairman

TELUS has appointed Claude Benoit as Chairman of the TELUS Montreal Community Board. Currently, she serves as the CEO of the Old Port of Montreal Corporation. Before being named CEO, she served as the company’s VP and oversaw the development of the Montreal Science Centre. Benoit is a member of the Order of Canada and has been awarded the McNeil Medal from the Royal Society of Canada.

Director Resigns from Software Development Firm

Jeannine Strandjordm, 65, notified DST Systems that she plans on retiring from the company’s Board. Currently, she is a director at American Century Mutual Funds, Euronet Worldwide, and JE Dunn Construction Company. Strandjordm is the former SVP & Chief Integration Officer at Sprint. Before being named Chief Integration Officer, she served as the SVP of Financial Services, SVP of Finance for the Global Markets Group, VP & Treasurer, and Controller.

Date range: March 31st - April 27th

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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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