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Election Results

July-August 2016

The names of the new members of the Board of Overseers and of the new elected directors of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) were announced during the HAA’s annual meeting on the afternoon of Commencement day. For complete coverage of the contested Overseers election, see


For Overseer (six-year term), voters chose:

Lindsay Chase-Lansdale ’74, Evanston, Illinois. Associate provost for faculty and Frances Willard professor of human development and social policy, Northwestern University.

Helena Buonanno Foulkes ’86, M.B.A. ’92, Providence, Rhode Island. President, CVS/pharmacy; executive vice president, CVS Health.

Ketanji Brown Jackson ’92, J.D. ’96, Washington, D.C. Judge, United States District Court.

Alejandro Ramírez Magaña ’94, M.B.A. ’01, Mexico City. CEO, Cinépolis.

Kent Walker ’83, Palo Alto. Senior vice president and general counsel, Google Inc.


For elected director (three-year term), voters chose:

Janet Nezhad Band ’83, M.B.A. ’89, J.D. ’90, New York City. Development consultant to nonprofit organizations.

Rye Barcott, M.B.A.-M.P.A.’09, Charlotte, North Carolina. Managing partner and co-founder, Double Time Capital.

David Battat ’91, New York City. President and CEO, Atrion Corporation.

Susan M. Cheng, M.P.P. ’04, Ed.LD. ’13, Washington, D.C. Senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion, Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Farai N. Chideya ’90, New York City. Distinguished writer in residence, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University.

Michael C. Payne ’77, M.D. ’81, M.P.H. ’82, Cambridge. Attending physician, department of internal medicine, division of gastroenterology, Cambridge Health Alliance.

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