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Women Appointed to Tech Boards 1/23 to 2/23 2013 Featured

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Williams-Sonoma CEO Joins RealD Board of Directors

RealD, a global licensor of 3D technologies, appointed Laura J. Alber, 42, to its Board of Directors. Laura is currently the President and CEO of Williams-Sonoma. Prior to her appointment as CEO, she served as President, Williams-Sonoma since 2006. In that role, she was responsible for leading the Pottery Barn brands and their retail stores, as well as the company's global supply chain, distribution, and worldwide logistics strategies, and expansion into the Middle East. In 2009, she added accountability and oversight of the West Elm brand. She joined the company in 1995 as a Senior Buyer for the Pottery Barn brand, and since that time has held numerous brand management and executive roles within the company, including: President, Pottery Barn Brands; EVP, Pottery Barn Merchandising; and SVP Pottery Barn Catalog and Pottery Barn Kids Retail.

Mobile Software Company Motricity Sees Board Change

Lady Barbara Judge, CBE, 65, Director of Motricity, resigned from her position. Lady Judge has been the Chairman of the U.K. Pension Protection Fund since 2010. She was a member of the Board of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority from 2002 to 2004 and served as the Chairman from 2004 to 2010. Lady Judge serves as a director of Magna International and Statoil ASA and previously served on the board for ATP Oil & Gas Corporation and Alpha Appalachia Holdings (formerly known as Massey Energy Company).

Date Range: January 23rd - February 23rd

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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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