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Gannett, Fannie Mae and Restoration Hardware: Tech Execs on Non-Tech Boards Featured

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HP Senior Operations Exec Joins Gannett Board

Tony A. Prophet, SVP of Operations, Printing and Personal Systems at Hewlett-Packard, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Gannett. Prophet has been with Hewlett-Packard since 2006, initially as SVP of Supply Chain Operations, Personal Systems Group until 2012 when he was named to his current role. Prior to joining Hewlett-Packard, he served in a variety of roles at United Technologies Corporation, Honeywell International, Booz Allen Hamilton and General Motors.


Fannie Mae Elects SAIC CTO as New Board Member

Fannie Mae elected Amy E. Alving, 50, to join the Board. Alving served as the CTO and a SVP at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), an engineering and technology applications company, from 2007 to 2013. Prior positions include director of the Special Projects Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, White House Fellow, and a tenured faculty member at the University of Minnesota. Alving is currently a member of the Board of Pall Corporation, Defense Science Board and the Council on Foreign Relations.


Former Facebook Exec and Three Koi Labs’ co-founder and CEO Joins Board of Restoration Hardware Holdings

Home furnishings company Restoration Hardware Holdings names Katie Mitic to its Board of Directors. Mitic is co-founder and current CEO of Three Koi Labs, a mobile services start-up. Previously, she led platform marketing for Facebook, where she advanced the growth of ground-breaking products for the developers and businesses that engage with Facebook's community worldwide. Prior to that, Mitic served as SVP of Product Marketing at Palm, VP and General Manager at Yahoo!, and Executive in Residence at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Elevation Partners. She began her career in the M&A group at Credit Suisse First Boston, before going on to become the product leader in a number of successful start-ups including Four11 (acquired by Yahoo!) and NetDynamics (acquired by Sun Microsystems).


Date Range: October 21st - November 29th

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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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