Cisco nominates former Home Depot executive Tomé to its board of directors

Former Home Depot CFO Carol B. Tomé has been nominated for election to Cisco's board of directors. (Monica Alleven/FierceWireless)

Cisco announced on Thursday that former Home Depot executive Carol B. Tomé has been nominated for election to its board of directors.

If elected at the company's annual meeting of shareholders on December 10, Tomé would replace Steven M. West, who is retiring from the board after 23 years of service.

Tomé, 62, served as Home Depot's chief financial officer from May 2001, and executive vice president, corporate services from January 2007, until her retirement in August. During her 24 years at Home Depot, Tomé also served as senior vice president of finance and accounting/treasurer, and as vice president and treasurer.

Prior to joining Home Depot, she was vice president and treasurer of Riverwood International Corporation. Tomé currently  serves as a director of United Parcel Service.

"Carol is a highly respected leader who played a pivotal role in increasing shareholder value during her tenure at Home Depot," said Cisco Chairman and CEO Chuck Robbins. "We are excited to have her join our board and look forward to working closely with her as we continue to transform our business." Robbins continued, "I also want to sincerely thank Steve for his significant contribution to our board over the past 23 years. I deeply appreciate his partnership, friendship and dedication to Cisco."

Current Cisco directors that have also been nominated for election are: M. Michele Burns; Wesley G. Bush; Michael D. Capellas; Mark Garrett; Dr. Kristina M. Johnson; Roderick C. McGeary; Charles H. Robbins; Arun Sarin; and Brenton L. Saunders.