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Women Appointed to Large Boards 8/1 to 9/9 2012 Featured

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Cisco Appoints Well-known Former Government Official to Board

Cisco appointed Dr. Kristina M. Johnson, Ph.D., 54, CEO of Enduring Energy, to its Board. Dr. Johnson most recently served as Under Secretary of Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy before joining Enduring Energy. Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Dr. Johnson served as Provost and VP for Academic Affairs at Johns Hopkins University and Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. In addition to her academic career, she is an inventor and entrepreneur, holding over 45 U.S. patents (129 U.S. and international patents) and co-founder of several successful companies including, ColorLink.

Bank of America Names Ex-Deloitte Chairman and BAE Systems CEO to Board

Bank of America appointed former Chairman of Deloitte Sharon Allen, 60, and President and CEO of BAE Systems Linda Hudson, 62, to its Board of Directors. From 2003 to 2011, Allen served as chairman of Deloitte, the first female to serve in the position. In that role, she led the firm’s governance activities and oversight of strategy development and execution. She also directed the firm’s succession planning. She became a partner at the firm in 1983. She worked at Deloitte for nearly 40 years in various leadership roles and was previously responsible for the audit and consulting services for a number of Fortune 500 and large private companies.

Hudson, who was appointed in 2009 as President and CEO of BAE Systems, the U.S.-based subsidiary of BAE Systems PLC in London, is the first female executive to run a major U.S. defense company. She previously served as president of BAE Systems’ Land and Armaments operating group, the world’s largest military vehicle and equipment business. Prior to joining BAE Systems, she worked at General Dynamics and was president of its Armament and Technical Products business. In her 40-year career, she has held various positions in the defense and aerospace industry in engineering, production operations, program management and business development for such companies as Martin Marietta, Lockheed Martin, Ford Aerospace and Harris Corporation.

News Corporation’s New Director is Distinguished Government Official

The global media giant nominated former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao, 59, to its Board. Ms. Chao served as the Secretary of Labor from 2001 to 2009. She has been a Distinguished Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, a research and educational organization based in Washington D.C., since 2009. Previously, she served as the President and CEO of United Way of America. Her prior government service includes serving as Director of the Peace Corps and as Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Before that she was a VP at Bank of America and a banker with Citicorp. She currently serves on the Boards of Wells Fargo & Company, Dole Food Company, and Protective Life Corporation and serves as a director of several nonprofit organizations including the Bloomberg Foundation.

EMC Hires Former CIA Director to Board

EMC named Jami Miscik, 54 to its Board. Ms. Miscik is President and Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates and former Deputy Director for Intelligence at the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). She joined Kissinger Associates in 2009, and has been a Senior Advisor on Geopolitical Risk to Barclays Capital since 2009. She was Global Head of Sovereign Risk at Lehman Brothers from 2005-2008 and served at the Central Intelligence Agency from 1983-2005, rising to become the Deputy Director for Intelligence. Ms. Miscik is a member of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, a Director on the Council of Foreign Relations, Vice-Chairman of The American Ditchley Foundation, and a Trustee of In-Q-Tel.

BB&T Corporation Names Former Brew Mistress to Board

The BB&T Corporation appointed retired Miller Brewing Company veteran Patricia Henry, 55, to its Board. Henry served as Plant Manager for Miller’s Eden, NC Plant. She became the first woman to hold a lead management post at any major U.S. brewery. Before becoming the Plant Manager she held the position of brewmaster at the same brewery. She joined the company as a brewing supervisor in 1977. She started her career working as systems analyst for Dupont, GE, Ethyl, and Norfolk Southern Railroad after graduation.

American Electric Power New Director has Extensive Operational Experience in Manufacturing

American Electric Power appointed Sandra Beach Lin, 54, former President and CEO of Calisolar to its Board of Directors. She previously served as a corporate EVP at Celanese a global hybrid chemical company, and was group VP of Specialty Metals and Converting Worldwide, a business unit of Avery Dennison. Lin was President of Alcoa Closure Systems International and also held leadership positions at several divisions of AlliedSignal (now Honeywell), including service as President of Bendix Commercial Vehicle systems. Lin also has served in leadership roles at Smith & Nephew Perry, Crest Ultrasonics and American Cyanamid Co. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of WESCO International, an electrical products distribution company, since 2002.

Coach Appoints Former Google and eBay Exec to Board

The fine accessories retailer appointed Stephanie Tilenius, 43, of venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to its Board of Directors. Ms. Tilenius recently joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as Executive-in-Residence, primarily focusing on companies within its Digital Growth Fund. Previously, she was an executive at Google, where she was VP of global commerce and payments overseeing digital commerce, product search and payments. Prior to joining Google, she was at eBay for nine years, ultimately as SVP of and global product. She was also a co-founder of and has worked at other technology and business enterprises. She is on the Board of IronPlanet and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Harvard Business School California Research Center.

Becton, Dickinson and Company’s new Board Member is from the Nonprofit Arena

The medical technology company appointed Rebecca W. Rimel, 61, to its Board of Directors. She is President and CEO of The Pew Charitable Trusts, a public charity that applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improving public policy, informing the public and stimulating civic life. She has served in her current role since 1994, after serving as Executive Director and VP for Programs for The Pew Charitable Trusts. Her prior experience includes roles at The Glenmede Trust Company, an independent investment and wealth management firm. A registered nurse, she has more than a decade of experience at the University of Virginia Hospital, serving as Head Nurse - Emergency Department, Coordinator of Medical Out-Patient Facilities, and Assistant Professor, Instructor in Neurosurgery. In the nonprofit arena, she currently serves on the board of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Washington College Board of Visitors and Governors. In the corporate arena, she serves on the boards of Deutsche Asset Management/DWS Funds and CardioNet, a publicly traded wireless medicine company.

Healthcare Products Company Appoints Seasoned Health Industry Professional as Board Member

Henry Schein appointed Carol Raphael to its Board of Directors. From 1989 to 2011, Ms. Raphael served as President and CEO of Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), the nonprofit home health agency in the United States. Prior to joining VNSNY, she held executive positions at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and in New York City government. Currently, she is an Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University. She chairs the New York eHealth Collaborative, a public-private partnership working to advance the adoption of health information technology in New York State. She is the Chair of the Long-Term Quality Alliance, a member of the National Quality Forum Coordinating Committee, where she chairs its Post Acute/Long-Term Care Workgroup, and is a strategic advisor to the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA). She serves on the boards of the Primary Care Development Corporation, Pace University, the Medicare Rights Center and the New York City Citizens Budget Commission.

Allegheny Technologies Appoints former Boeing Exec to Board

The diversified specialty metals producer elected Carolyn Corvi, 60, to the Board of Directors. She retired from a thirty-four year career with The Boeing Company in 2008, where she had most recently served as VP, General Manager of Airplane Programs, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Ms. Corvi currently is a director of United Continental Holdings, parent company to United Airlines, and is a former director of Goodrich Corporation.

Aaron's Elects Prominent Atlanta Businesswomen as Director

The lease-to-own retailer elects Kathy Betty to its Board of Directors. Betty is a prominent Atlanta businesswomen and former owner of the WNBA Atlanta Dream. She served as EVP and Partner with ScottMadden, and launched her own incubator company, The Tradewind Group. Betty was one of the first female partners with Ernst & Young and helped develop the methodologies for the practices of performance improvement and reengineering. Betty serves on the boards of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta, Carter Center Board of Councilors, and the Alexander-Tharpe Fund, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Steel Dynamics Names Financial Expert from Tech Industry to Board

The American steel producer and metals recycler appointed Traci Dolan, 54, to its Board of Directors. Traci is currently the Chief Administrative Officer of ExactTarget. She served as the Company's CFO, VP of Finance and Administration, and EVP of Finance and Administration. Before that she served as CFO, VP of Finance and Administration, Secretary and Treasurer of software company Made2Manage Systems. She previously held financial management and operational positions with Macmillan Publishing, where she was VP of Finance and Operations, and with Coopers & Lybrand, where she was an audit manager.

Equity One Names Banking Industry Executive from Israel to Board

The real-estate investment company appointed Galia Maor, 69, to its Board of Directors. Ms. Maor previously served as the President and CEO of Bank Leumi le-Israel B.M. Group from 1995 until 2012, after serving as Deputy General Manager of Bank Leumi. She has banking, regulatory and financial services in addition to broad international experience.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Appoints Finance Professional to Board

The company elected Victoria D. Harker, 47, as a member of the Board. She is the CFO of Gannett, an international media and marketing solutions company. Prior to joining Gannett, she had served as CFO and as President of Global Business Services of The AES Corporation, a global power company. Prior to The AES Corporation, she was the acting CFO and Treasurer at MCI and CFO of MCI Group, a unit of Worldcom.

ConAgra CMO Appointed to Capital Goods Manufacturer’s Board

The Manitowoc Company appointed EVP and CMO of ConAgra Foods Joan Chow, 52, to its Board of Directors. Previously, Ms. Chow was SVP/CMO of Sears, responsible for Sears Retail marketing. She previously served on the Board of Directors at RC2 Corporation, a designer, producer, and marketer of various innovative and high-quality products for mothers, infants, and toddlers, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Feeding America, a nonprofit organization, and on the Board of Directors of the Association of National Advertisers.

Date range: August 1st - September 9th

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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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