Verity, Inc. announced the promotion of Anthony J. Bettencourt III to president and his election to its Board of Directors. Bettencourt joined Verity two years ago, and has served as Verity’s senior vice president, worldwide sales and product marketing for the past eighteen months. With nineteen years of high-tech sales and marketing experience, Bettencourt will now be responsible for all of Verity’s sales, marketing, professional services and product development activities. Bettencourt will continue to report directly to Gary J. Sbona, Verity’s chairman and CEO. Verity also announced the promotion of Joseph J. Lawless to the position of vice president, North America and Rest of World Sales. Lawless joined Verity in July 1996, and most recently served as vice president, Eastern Sales Region.