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March-April 2012

This spring, alumni vote for five new Harvard Overseers and six new elected directors of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA). Ballots, mailed by April 1, must be received back in Cambridge by noon on May 18 to be counted. The results are announced at the HAA’s annual meeting on the afternoon of Commencement day, May 24. All Harvard degree-holders except Corporation members and officers of instruction and government, may vote for Overseer candidates. The election for HAA directors is open to all Harvard degree-holders.

For Overseer (six-year term):

Scott A. Abell ’72, Boston. Retired chair and CEO, Abell & Associates Inc.

James E. Johnson ’83, J.D. ’86, Montclair, New Jersey. Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

Michael M. Lynton ’82, M.B.A. ’87, Los Angeles. Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Tracy P. Palandjian ’93, M.B.A. ’97, Belmont, Massachusetts. CEO and co-founder, Social Finance Inc.

Swati A. Piramal, M.P.H. ’70, Mumbai, India. Director, Piramal Healthcare Limited.

Stephen R. Quazzo ’82, M.B.A. ’86, Chicago. CEO and co-founder, Pearlmark Real Estate Partners.

William H. Rastetter, A.M. ’72, Ph.D. ’75, Rancho Santa Fe, California. Partner, Venrock.

Kathryn A. Taylor ’80, San Francisco. Co-chair, One PacificCoast Bank Board of Directors.

For elected director (three-year term):

John F. Bowman ’80, M.B.A. ’85, Santa Monica. Executive producer, Disney Company.

Yvonne E. Campos, J.D. ’88. San Diego. Superior Court Judge, State of California.

John H. Jackson, Ed.M. ’98, Ed.D. ’01, Cambridge. President and CEO, The Schott Foundation for Public Education.

Michael T. Kerr ’81, M.B.A. ’85, Canyon Country, California. Portfolio counselor and senior vice president, Capital Research Company.

Sabrina Fung ’93, Hong Kong. Executive director and brand managing director, Trinity Ltd.

Susanna Shore Le Boutillier ’86, Larchmont, New York. Director, corporate communications, Colgate-Palmolive Co.

E. Scott Mead ’77, London. Fine-art photographer and financial adviser.

Brian Melendez ’86, J.D. ’90, M.T.S. ’91, Minneapolis. Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.

Loulan J. Pitre Jr. ’83, J.D. ’86, New Orleans. Attorney, Gordon, Arata, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan, LLC.

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