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Tech Execs Appointed to Non Tech Boards 9/10 to 10/7 2012 Featured

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Avon Names Former AT&T CFO to Board

Avon Products elected Charles H. Noski, 60, to the board. He served as Vice Chairman of Bank of America following his role as EVP and CFO. Prior to that, Mr. Noski served as Corporate VP and CFO of Northrop Grumman, CFO and Vice Chairman of the Board of AT&T Corporation, and numerous senior leadership and board positions at Hughes Electronics. Prior to that, he was a partner at Deloitte. In addition to his role on Avon's Board, Mr. Noski is a director of Avery Dennison and Microsoft.

Former Yahoo! Music VP to Board Joins Washington Post Company

The Washington Post Company elected Dave Goldberg, 44, to its Board of Directors. He has been a successful entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and technology and music industry executive, and has run-and successfully grown-several online consumer businesses. Recently, he served as an entrepreneur-in-residence with Benchmark Capital, where he evaluated investment opportunities for the firm and advised portfolio companies. In 2006, Goldberg was named one of Billboard Magazine's top power players in digital music. Earlier in his career, he was director of marketing strategy and new business development at Capitol Records. In 1994, Goldberg founded LAUNCH Media, which delivered music and music-related content online, and led the company through its acquisition by Yahoo! in 2001. Following the sale, he served as VP and general manager of Yahoo! Music, where he led the company's global music operations and built it into the Internet's most popular music destination.

Financial Services Company’s New Director is Legal and Tech exec

F.N.B. Corporation named James D. Chiafullo, 54, as the newest member of its Board. Chiafullo is a Director in the Business Group of the law firm Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he also chairs the firm's Commercial Finance practice and serves as VP of Technology. Previously, he was a general partner for more than ten years at Thorp Reed & Armstrong in Pittsburgh and in-house counsel for Gulf Oil Corporation in Houston, Texas. Since 2004, Chiafullo has been honored several times among The Best Lawyers in America for his contributions to corporate law, as well as corporate mergers and acquisitions. Since 2010, he has been listed in Chambers, USA, as a leading lawyer for business.

Lumber Products Company Names Former Bell Canada M&A Exec to Board

International Forest Products named Scott Thomson to its Board of Directors. Mr. Thomson is currently EVP, Finance and CFO of Talisman Energy, where he is responsible for global finance, mergers and acquisitions, tax, treasury, investor relations, information technology and marketing and is a key advisor on Talisman's current strategic direction. Previously, he was EVP, Corporate Development and Planning, and VP, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at Bell Canada.

Pan-African Banking Group Names Operations and Technology Exec to Board

Ecobank Transnational named Eddy Ogbogu, 51, its Group Executive, Operations and Technology and Executive Director, to its board. Since 2010, Ogbogu is the Group Executive responsible for Operations and Technology in Ecobank Group. He is also the Managing Director of eProcess International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETI, responsible for the Group’s Operations and Technology Shared Services. Before his current appointment, he worked with Bank PHB in Nigeria where he was an Executive Director, heading the bank’s service organization, with responsibility for Operations and Technology, including administrative services. Prior to this, Eddy had an illustrious 19-year career at Citibank in different African countries. He was appointed the Senior Country Operations Officer for the Citibank franchise in Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia and Kenya and also served as a Board Director.

Marketing Communications Management Firm Appoints Three Tech Leaders as Board Members

LeapFrog Solutions, a marketing communications management firm, appointed three local technology leaders, Mike Daniels, former chairman and CEO of Network Solutions and Mobile 365; Todd Stottlemyer, CEO of Acentia; and Cynthia Traeger, CEO of Pacific Siren International, to board.

Daniels rose to national industry prominence with SAIC where he served as a member of the senior management team. While at SAIC, he identified and purchased Network Solutions and led it through a successful initial public offering. As CEO of Mobile 365, he oversaw the sale of the company to Sybase. Daniels has served with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, on numerous international commissions and advisory boards, on the United States Trade Representatives International Investment Policy Advisory Commission and as a U.S. National Commissioner to UNESCO. Additionally, Daniels served as a senior White House advisor on international technology and as a senior advisor to the National Security Council.

Under Stottlemyer’s leadership, Acentia provides lifecycle IT services and solutions to federal agencies, state and local governments and commercial customers. Prior to Acentia, Stottlemyer served as an EVP for Inova Health System. He was also a founder, CEO and director of Apogen Technologies where he led its successful sale to QinetiQ. Stottlemyer served as president of McGuireWoods Consulting and was a founder and managing director of McGuireWoods Capital Group.

Traeger concurrently serves as CEO of Pacific Siren International, a diversified technology holding company, and as president of VSI Pacific. She serves as co-director of the Washington, D.C. program of the Founder Institute. Traeger is an accomplished senior operating executive and digital entrepreneur with 30-plus years of experience growing technology-focused businesses and has a strong track record in strategy and business development across traditional technology and digital media companies.

Date range: September 10th - October 7th

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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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