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New CIOs & Other Tech Exec Appointments 4/1 to 6/13 2011 Featured

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Bank of America Appoints Wealth Management CTO

Bank of America has selected David Reilly, 61, to be the company’s new CTO for Global Wealth and Investment Management. He will serve under BOA CTO Marc Gordon. Most recently, Reilly worked at Morgan Stanley as CIO for Enterprise Infrastructure. Previously, he has held senior roles at Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, and Merrill Lynch.

Ex-Cigna IT executive returns as CIO

Mark Boxer, 50, joined the company as CIO. Boxer succeeds Philip Emond, who is retiring from Cigna. Most recently, Boxer was the Global Deputy CIO for Xerox. He has also served as CIO at WellPoint and as CIO of IT at HP. Boxer is a former Cigna employee who has previously served as SVP for IT & eCommerce and as CIO at Healthsource, a CIGNA acquisition.

CA Selects Former BMC Exec as CIO and Media Exec as CTO

Greg Valdez has joined  CA as the new CIO. Valdez replaces Stephen Savage who will serve as Chief Government Relations Officer. Valdez was previously Technology Information Officer for the Houston Independent School District. Prior to this, Valdez held CIO positions at BMC Software and Veritas Software. He has also served as Divisional Information Officer and CTO at Associates First Capital Corporation.

Doug Rousso has left his position as SVP & CTO of Global Information Services atCA in order to join media giant CBS as the new CTO. Before CA, Rousso worked at Warner Bros as VP of Information Services and as Group Information Officer for the Domestic Television Distribution division. His other previous roles include MD of Technical & Network Services at NBC, CIO at Asylum Communications, MD of IT Operations at Dreamworks, and Director of Business and Technical Services for MCA/Universal Studios.

Energy Services Provider Selects New CIO

Constellation Energy announced that Michelle Robinette McKenna, 44, has been appointed as CIO. Prior to this, McKenna served as President of Vision Interactive Media Group. She has also been SVP & CIO for Universal Studios and VP of IT for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.

Central Pacific Bank Recruits Industry Veteran as CIO

Central Pacific Bank has appointed Glen Blackmon, 56, as EVP & CIO. Prior to this, he was Managing Principal & Founder at Trinity M&A Group and President & COO for Internet America. Blackmon has a wealth of commercial banking experience, including stints at Silicon Valley Bank, First Interstate Bank, Union National Bank, Lakeside National Bank, and Coastal Bank Group.

New CIO at Pacific Gas and Electric

Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced that it has appointed Karen Austin, 48, as SVP & CIO. Prior to this, Austin served as CIO for Sears Holdings and VP of IT Applications for Kmart.

Date range: April 1st - June 13th

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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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