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Women Appointed to Tech Boards 10/1 to 10/28 2012 Featured

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eBay Director Resigns; Joins AOL Board

Dawn G. Lepore, 57, a director of eBay, has resigned from the company’s board. She has been newly elected to AOL’s board. Lepore is CEO at Prosper Marketplace, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace. Formerly, she was CEO and Chairman of, a leading online retailer of health, beauty, and wellness products, until its sale to Walgreens. Prior to that, she held leadership positions at The Charles Schwab Company, like Vice Chairman of technology, operations, administration, strategy and active trader, was CIO, a member of Schwab's executive committee and a trustee of SchwabFunds.

Motorola Solutions Elects ComED CEO to Board

Motorola Solutions elects Anne R. Pramaggiore, president and CEO of the largest electric utility in Illinois, Commonwealth Edison, to baord. Pramaggiore served as Commonwealth Edison 's COO previously, being with the Chicago-based company since 1998 in various executive roles including overseeing customer operations and regulatory and external affairs. Prior to that, she was an attorney with McDermott, Will & Emery for eight years.

DreamWorks Animation Names New Chairman

DreamWorks Animation’s Chairman Roger Enrico, 67, resigns. The company has named fellow Board member Mellody Hobson, 43, as the new Chairman of the Board. Mr. Enrico has served as Chairman of DreamWorks Animation since its inception as a public company in 2004. Mr. Enrico formerly served as Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, where he spent 31 years.

Ms. Hobson has served as the president of Ariel Investments, a Chicago-based investment management firm, since 2004. She also has served as president and a director of its sole managing member, Ariel Capital Management Holdings. She is also the president of Ariel Investment Trust, an open-end management investment company, and has served as a trustee and as chairman of the board of trustees. She previously served as SVP and director of marketing, and VP of marketing at Ariel Capital Management.

Convergys Names President, CEO and Board Member

Convergys appointed Andrea Ayers, 48, as president and CEO, and a member of the board of directors. Ms. Ayers joined Convergys in 1990 and has served in a variety of a leadership positions, most recently as president and COO. She also served as President, Customer Management, President, Relationship Technology Management, and President, Government and New Markets, for the company.

Global Interactive Marketing Provider Makes Board Changes

ExactTarget elected Julie Bradley, 43, as an independent director. Bradley is SVP, CFO and treasurer of TripAdvisor and has held executive financial leadership roles at high-growth technology companies including Art Technology Group (acquired by Oracle) and Akamai Technologies.

Former Apple and Venture Exec Joins Xtime’s Board

Heidi Roizen has joined the board of Xtime, maker of a cloud-based CRM platform for the automotive services industry. Roizen, who recently took the post of venture partner with Draper Fisher Jurvetson, will help the company with corporate development efforts. In 1996, Heidi joined Apple as VP of Worldwide Developer Relations. Heidi co-founded T/Maker Company (an early personal computer software company) in 1983, where she served as CEO from inception through its acquisition by Deluxe Corporation in 1994.

Google and Former Yahoo! Exec Joins Move’s Board

Move, online real estate and operator of the Move Network, named Jennifer Dulski to its Board. Dulski currently leads the product management team for shopping and product ads at Google. She joined Google in 2011 when it acquired Dealmap, a company Dulski co-founded and served as its CEO until its acquisition. Prior to Dealmap, Dulski served in multiple roles at Yahoo!. Her last position was Yahoo's group VP and general manager of local and commerce. Additionally, Dulski founded and ran Summerbridge Pittsburgh (part of the Breakthrough Collaborative), a non-profit organization that launches high potential, underserved middle school students on the path to college and inspires high school and college students to pursue careers in education.

Online Patient Registration Software Company Appoints CEO and Board Member

RegisterPatient named Jana Skewes, former CEO of Shared Health, a provider of Web-based patient information software, as president and CEO and member of its board. She collaborated with health systems, physicians, State Medicaid divisions, payers and employers to build one of the largest health information exchanges in the country. Prior to building Shared Health, Skewes was officer of a $5 billion health plan with P&L responsibility for all major product lines. Skewes has presented information on Capitol Hill and has testified before the National Governors Association on topics ranging from physician adoption of health IT, to information security, to interoperability. She also served on the statewide eHealth Council of Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen.

ApeniMED Names New Board Member

ApeniMED, a vendor of health care interoperability and workflow management services, named Barbara Stinnett, CEO and managing partner of the Timmaron Group, which advises CEOs, boards and investors, as new Director.

Date range: October 1st - 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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