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.
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