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Overseer and Director Candidates

May-June 2017

This spring, alumni can vote for five new Harvard Overseers and six new elected directors of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA).

Ballots, mailed out by April 1, must be received (at the address indicated) by noon, Eastern Standard Time, on May 16 to be counted. Election results will be announced at the HAA’s annual meeting on May 25, on the afternoon of Commencement day. All holders of Harvard degrees, except Corporation members and officers of instruction and government, are entitled to vote for Overseer candidates. The election for HAA directors is open to all Harvard degree-holders.

Candidates for Overseer may also be nominated by petition if they receive a prescribed number of signatures. (The deadline for all petitions was February 1.)

For Overseer (six-year term):

Paul L. Choi ’86, J.D. ’89, Chicago. Partner, Sidley Austin LLP.

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar ’93, San Francisco. Justice, Supreme Court of California.

Darienne B. Driver, Ed.M. ’06, Ed.D. ’14, Milwaukee. Superintendent, Milwaukee public schools.

Carla Harris ’84, M.B.A. ’87, New York City. Vice chair of wealth management and managing director, Morgan Stanley.

Lane MacDonald ’88, Boston. President, FMR Diversified Investments.

Elizabeth D. Samet ’91, West Point, New York. Professor of English, U.S. Military Academy.

Craig R. Stapleton ’67, M.B.A. ’70, Greenwich, Connecticut. Senior adviser, Stone Point Capital.

Leslie P. Tolbert ’73, Ph.D. ’78, Tucson. Regents’ professor, department of neuroscience, University of Arizona.


For elected director (three-year term):

Martha Abbruzzese Genieser ’91, London. Director of philanthropy, Alan Howard Family Office.

Nathaniel Q. Belcher, M.Arch. ’92, University Park, Pennsylvania. Professor of architecture, Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Pennsylvania State University.

Sangu Julius Delle ’10, J.D.-M.B.A. ’17, Accra, Ghana. Chairman and CEO, Golden Palm Investments Corporation; founder and president, cleanacwa. 

Drew Engles ’87, Akron, Ohio. Hand and microvascular surgeon, Akron Children’s Hospital.

Sachin H. Jain ’02, M.D. ’06, M.B.A. ’07, Cerritos, California. President and CEO, CareMore Health System.

Elena Hahn Kiam ’85, New York City. Co-owner and creative director, K-FIVE LLC d/b/a lia sophia; co-owner and non-executive marketing director, Cirrus Healthcare Products.

Ronald P. Mitchell ’92, M.B.A. ’97, New York City. CEO, Virgil Inc.

Paola A. Peacock Friedrich, S.M. ’06, Ed.L.D. ’14, Marblehead, Massachusetts. Human capital management consultant, AchieveMission.

Leslie Miller Saiontz ’81, Miami. Founder and president, Achieve Miami.

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