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AT&T Adds Chairman and CEO of KeyCorp as Director

AT&T has named Beth E. Mooney, 58, chairman and CEO of KeyCorp, to its board of directors. Mooney joined KeyCorp in 2006 as vice chairman and head of Key Community Bank and served as president, COO and executive director from 2010 to 2011, when she was named CEO. Prior to her most recent position as Senior EVP and CFO for AmSouth Bancorporation (now Regions Financial Corporation), Mooney ran its banking operations in Tennessee and Northern Louisiana. Mooney also completed other line assignments of increasing responsibility at Bank One Corporation, Citicorp Real Estate, Inc., Hall Financial Group and Republic Bank of Texas/First Republic. 

At Bank One, she served as Regional President in Akron and Dayton, and then as President of Bank One Ohio, managing major markets throughout the state.

VMware Adds Retired Accenture Exec to Board

VMware named long-time Accenture executive Pamela Craig, 55, to succeed Renee James, 47, on its board. James has served on the VMware board since 2007 and has resigned to focus on her responsibilities as President of Intel. Craig brings a wealth of technology industry experience to the VMware board of directors, having worked at Accenture in various operational, finance and senior management roles for 34 years, most recently serving as chief financial officer from 2006 until her retirement in July 2013. During her long tenure at Accenture, Craig gained extensive knowledge, leadership experience and expertise with insight into how to manage a large, global and rapidly growing organization.

Wipro Names Acclaimed Strategic Consultant to Board

India-based IT services company Wipro appoints Ireena Vittal, an acclaimed strategic consultant on emerging markets, agriculture and urban development to its Board of Directors. Vittal, a former partner with McKinsey, brings with her over two decades of experience as a recognized thought leader to consumer facing companies looking to build large scale, profitable businesses in emerging markets.


She was a founding member of the economic development practice and the global emerging markets practice at McKinsey and has worked with governments and public institutions to design and implement solutions for inclusive urban development and sustainable rural growth in India.

Autodesk Appoints Retired Apple Finance Exec to Board

Autodesk appointed Betsy Rafael to its Board of Directors. Rafael retired from Apple in 2012, where she had served as VP and Corporate Controller since 2007 and Principal Accounting Executive since 2008. Previously, Rafael held the positions of VP, Corporate Controller, Principal Accounting Officer and VP, Corporate Finance at Cisco between 2002 and 2007. Prior to this, she held management and other senior financial positions with Aspect Communications, Silicon Graphics (SGI), Sun Microsystems and Apple Computer. She began her career with Arthur Young & Company. She serves on the board of directors of Echelon, and previously served on the board of PalmSource.

Microchip Technology Appoints Director with Manufacturing and Industrial Experience

Microchip Technology, the manufacturer of microcontroller, memory and analog semiconductors, appointed Esther Johnson to serve as a director. Johnson is the former VP and General Manager of Carrier Electronics, a part of United Technology Corporation. During her 29-year career at Carrier, Johnson held a variety of management positions, including VP and General Manager, Director of Operations, and Global Supply Chain Manager.

AOL Appoints Hearst’s General Counsel to Board

AOL appointed Eve Burton, SVP and general counsel of Hearst, to its Board of Directors. Burton brings to AOL extensive leadership experience in the media industry spanning print and digital publishing, cable networks and broadcasting, online media, and government affairs. Burton has been with Hearst since 2002 and also serves as an adjunct professor of constitutional law and journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Prior to joining Hearst, Burton was VP and chief legal officer of CNN and VP at the New York Daily News. Additionally, she practiced law at Weil Gotshal & Manges. Burton currently serves on the board of directors of the Hearst Corporation and Gryphon Technologies, and is a trustee of Middlebury College.

Advent Software Makes Board Changes

Advent Software, the company that makes software designed to automate portfolio accounting for investment management firms, named Stephanie G. DiMarco as Chair of its Board of Directors, replacing John H. Scully, who resigned from the board. DiMarco founded Advent in 1983 and was CEO from 2003 to 2012. She served as Chair of the Board from 1995 until 2003, and as a member of the Board thereafter.

PCTEL Adds Former AT&T and MCI Exec to Board

Provider of propagation and optimization solutions for the wireless industry PCTEL appointed Cindy Andreotti to its Board. Andreotti is a 26-year telecommunications industry veteran and President and CEO of The Andreotti Group, a strategic business advisory firm. Prior to launching The Andreotti Group, she was responsible for sales, service, and bottom-line performance at both AT&T and MCI where she built a strong track record in managing large enterprise, government, and global customers. At MCI she was President, Enterprise Markets and also implemented the MCI Solutions business (managed services) and helped build a $2 billion revenue stream in the business’s first year. Before joining MCI in 1990, Andreotti managed national accounts at AT&T, notably Dayton Hudson (currently Target).

Date Range: September 6th - October 14th

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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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