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VeriSign Board Adds Lawyer and Former US Deputy Attorney General

Jamie S. Gorelick was elected to VeriSign's Board of Directors. Gorelick has been a partner with the international law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr since 2003. She served as Deputy Attorney General of the United States from 1994 to 1997 and as General Counsel of the Department of Defense from 1993 to 1994. She has been a director of since 2012. She previously served as a director of United Technologies Corporation and of Schlumberger Limited. 

Jack Henry Appoints Director with Leadership Experience in Credit Union Industry

Jack Henry & Associates appointed Shruti S. Miyashiro to its Board. Miyashiro is President and CEO of Orange County's Credit Union, which she has led since 2007. Prior to her current role, Miyashiro held other senior positions in financial services organizations, including President and CEO of Pasadena Federal Credit Union and President and CEO of Orange County Group.

SAIC Appoints Director with both Federal and Corporate Experience

Science Applications International Corp. appointed Deborah B. Dunie as a member of board of directors. Dunie formerly served as EVP and CTO of CACI International. Prior to CACI, she served within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Deputy Under Secretary for Counterintelligence and Security and as Director of Plans and Analysis. She also served as Director of the Business Transformation Office at the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (now known as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency). Dunie began her career as an engineer at ITT Corp. and also had senior management positions at Martin Marietta, Raytheon and Oracle.

Amkor Technology Appoints Active Philanthropist and Director with Extensive Board Experience

Amkor Technology, the provider of contract semiconductor assembly and test services, appointed Susan Y. Kim, 51, as a new board member. Kim is a former Board Member of EB Games Corp. She served as Senior District Manager, Personnel Manager, Buyer and as a Field Manager of EB. She is an active philanthropist who currently sits on the Board of the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia. In the past she has served on numerous Boards including: The National Constitution Center, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Franklin Institute, The GESU School, and The Shipley School.

comScore’s New Director is Former P&G Exec with Market Research, Digital Media and Analytics Experience

Internet analytics company comScore appointed Joan M. Lewis, formerly SVP of Global Consumer and Market Knowledge at The Procter & Gamble Company, as director. Lewis' appointment fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Jeffrey Ganek, a member of the comScore Board of Directors since May 2008.

Lewis worked at P&G for more than 27 years, both in the U.S. and in Europe, most recently serving as the SVP of Global Consumer and Market Knowledge. Lewis has served on the Board of several organizations, including the Singapore Industry Advisory Board for Consumer Insights, the Advertising Research Foundation Board of Directors, and the Business Advisory Council for the Farmer School of Business at Miami University.

NFL CIO Joins Board of RingCentral

RingCentral, the provider of cloud-based phone systems, appointed Michelle McKenna-Doyle, SVP and CIO of the NFL, to its Board. McKenna-Doyle joined the NFL as CIO in September 2012. Prior to that, she was CIO at Constellation Energy, and SVP and CIO at Universal Orlando Resort. She previously spent more than 13 years at the Walt Disney World Company where she held senior leadership positions in Finance, Marketing and IT. 

Date Range: January 31st - March 10th

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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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