Overseer and HAA Director Elections

This spring, alumni can vote for new Harvard Overseers and Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) elected directors, beginning on April 1, by paper ballot or online. Completed ballots must be received by 5 p.m. (EDT) on May 19. All holders of Harvard degrees, except officers of instruction and government at Harvard, and members of the Harvard Corporation, are entitled to vote for Overseer candidates. All Harvard degree-holders may vote for HAA elected directors.

The HAA nominating committee proposed the candidates listed below. Another slate of Overseer candidates was seeking to gain nomination by petition, with signatures due February 1, as this issue went to press. The HAA-nominated and petition slates are covered at harvardmag.com/overseer-slates-20. Updates will appear at harvardmagazine.com.

Updated February 19, 2020, 8:35 a.m.: The University certified the petitions of all the candidates seeking a place on the ballot as part of the Harvard Forward campaign; a full report, and list of all the contenders for election to the Board of Overseers, appear here

For Overseer:

Raphael William Bostic ’87, Decatur, Georgia. President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Katherine Collins, M.T.S. ’11, Boston. Head of sustainable investing, portfolio manager of the Putnam Sustainable Future Fund and the Putnam Sustainable Leaders Fund, Putnam Investments

David H. Eun ’89, J.D. ’93, New York City. Chief innovation officer, Samsung Electronics, and president, Samsung NEXT

Susan Morris Novick ’85, Old Westbury, N.Y. Senior vice president, Merrill Lynch; freelance journalist, The New York Times

Diego A. Rodriguez, M.B.A. ’01, Palo Alto. Executive vice president, chief product and design officer, Intuit Inc.

Tracy K. Smith ’94, Princeton, N.J. Chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts, Berlind professor of the humanities, Princeton University; twenty-second poet laureate of the United States

Miki Uchida Tsusaka ’84, M.B.A. ’88, Tokyo. Managing director and senior partner, Boston Consulting Group

Ryan Wise, Ed.L.D. ’13, Des Moines. Director, Iowa Department of Education; dean-designate, Drake University School of Education

(Diego Rodriguez and Ryan Wise are current Overseers—since 2018 and 2019, respectively—completing the unexpired terms of Overseers who concluded their service early.)

For elected director:

Santiago Creuheras, A.L.M. ’00, A.L.M. ’01, C.S.S. ’01, Mexico City. Senior consultant on sustainable infrastructure and energy, Inter-American Development Bank

Kelsey Trey Leonard ’10, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster University

Michael D. Lewis ’93, Cambridge. Strategic technology adviser, iCorps Technologies

Mallika J. Marshall ’92, Weston, Massachusetts. Medical reporter, CBS Boston; physician, Massachusetts General Hospital

David R. Scherer ’93, Chicago. CEO and principal, Origin Investments; co-founder, One Million Degrees

Sajida H. Shroff, Ed.M. ’95, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. CEO, Altamont Group

Benjamin D. Wei ’08, New York City. CEO, Nova Invite

Joyce Y. Zhang ’09, San Francisco. CEO, Alariss Global

Vanessa Zoltan, M.Div. ’15, Medford, Massachusetts. Co-founder and CEO, Not Sorry Productions

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