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GE Board Nominates Former SEC Chair to Board

General Electric has nominated Mary Schapiro, 57, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as a GE director. Prior to becoming SEC chairman, Schapiro served as CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), president, vice-chair and chair of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) Regulation. She served as a commissioner of the SEC before that, and left the SEC when appointed chairman of the CFTC.

Facebook Appoints Second Female Board Member

Facebook appointed Susan Desmond-Hellmann, M.D., M.P.H., 51, chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), to the company's board of directors. She previously served as president, product development at the biotechnology pioneer, Genentech. During her 14 years with the company, Desmond-Hellmann brought numerous cutting-edge cancer medicines to market to help people battle the disease. She completed her clinical training at UCSF and is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.  During her training at UCSF, she spent two years as a visiting faculty member at the Uganda Cancer Institute, studying HIV/AIDS and cancer. Desmond-Hellmann is on the board of directors for Procter & Gamble, and she also serves as a trustee for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a non-profit medical research organization.

Intel CIO Joins as Director of Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Technology named Kimberly Stevenson to its board of directors. She currently serves as VP and CIO of Intel where she is responsible for the corporate-wide use of IT. Previously, Stevenson was VP and general manager of Intel's Global IT Operations and Services where she led both the strategic and tactical support of Intel's world-wide infrastructure components, including data centers, network and telecommunications, enterprise application support, client computing, and a 24/7 internal service desk. Prior to joining Intel, Stevenson spent seven years at the former EDS, now HP Enterprise Services, holding a variety of positions, including VP of Worldwide Communications, Media and Entertainment (CM&E) Industry Practice, and VP of Enterprise Service Management. Before joining EDS, Stevenson spent 18 years at IBM holding several executive positions, including VP of Marketing and Operations of the eServer iSeries division.

Intuit Big Data Leader Joins Coinstar’s Board

Coinstar, the provider of automated retail solutions, has appointed Nora M. Denzel, 50, to the company’s board. Denzel most recently served as SVP of big data, marketing and social at Intuit, where she led the company's data strategy. She also served as SVP and general manager of the company's employee management solutions business unit when she joined Intuit in 2008. Previously, Denzel served as SVP of the software global business unit and the storage and consulting divisions at HP. Denzel has also worked as a SVP, product operations at Legato Systems and as director, global storage software at IBM. She currently serves as a member of the board of Saba Software and Overland Storage.

Date Range: February 24th - March 22nd

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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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