Candidates

Beginning July 1, alumni can vote for a new group of Harvard Overseers and Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) Elected Directors. This year, alumni can vote for up to five candidates for Overseer and up to six candidates for Director.

Harvard Board of Overseers Candidates

The HAA Nominating Committee has proposed the following Overseer candidates for the 2020 election
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Diego Rodriguez

Diego A. Rodriguez

MBA ’01 with distinction
BA & BS ’93 with honors, Stanford University; Executive vice president, chief product and design officer, Intuit Inc.
Palo Alto, California
David Eun

David H. Eun

AB ’89 magna cum laude, JD ’93
Chief innovation officer, Samsung Electronics, and president, Samsung NEXT
New York, New York
Katherine Collins

Katherine Collins

MTS ’11
BA ’90 cum laude, Wellesley College; Head of sustainable investing, portfolio manager of the Putnam Sustainable Future Fund and the Putnam Sustainable Leaders Fund, Putnam Investments
Boston, Massachusetts
Raphael Bostic

Raphael William Bostic

AB ’87 magna cum laude
PhD ’95, Stanford University; President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Decatur, Georgia
Susan Novick

Susan Morris Novick

AB ’85 magna cum laude
Senior vice president, Merrill; freelance journalist, The New York Times
Old Westbury, New York
Tracy Smith

Tracy K. Smith

AB ’94 cum laude
MFA ’97, Columbia University; Berlind Professor of the Humanities, Chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University; 22nd poet laureate of the United States
Princeton, New Jersey
Miki Tsusaka

Miki Uchida Tsusaka

AB ’84 magna cum laude, MBA ’88
Managing director and senior partner, Boston Consulting Group
Tokyo, Japan
Ryan Wise

Ryan Wise

EdLD ’13
BA ’98 summa cum laude, Creighton University, MPA ’08, University of Nebraska Omaha; Director, Iowa Department of Education; dean-designate, Drake University School of Education
Des Moines, Iowa

The following candidates for Overseer were nominated by petition
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Margaret Purce

Margaret "Midge" Purce

AB ’17
Professional soccer player, Sky Blue FC and U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team
Silver Spring, Maryland
Jayson Toweh

Jayson Toweh

SM ’19
BS ’17 with honors, University of Michigan; Program analyst, Environmental Protection Agency
Atlanta, Georgia
Lisa Huang

Lisa Bi Huang

MPA ’19
BA ’13, Tsinghua University, MBA ’18, University of Pennsylvania; Chief financial officer and vice president of growth, OZÉ
San Francisco, California
John Beatty

John Beatty

AB ’11, cum laude
MBA ’18, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Senior product manager, Amazon.com, Inc.
Seattle, Washington
Thea Sebastian

Thea Sebastian

AB ’08, JD ’16
MSc ’11, University of Oxford, EdM ’13, Hunter College; Policy counsel, Civil Rights Corps
Washington D.C.

Elected Director of the HAA Candidates

The HAA Nominating Committee has proposed the following HAA elected director candidates for the 2020 election
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Kelsey Leonard

Kelsey Trey Leonard

AB ’10
MSc ’11, University of Oxford, JD ’15, Duquesne University, PhD ’19, McMaster University, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Joyce Zhang

Joyce Y. Zhang

AB ’09
MPA ’15, Princeton University, MBA ’15, Stanford University; CEO, Alariss Global
San Francisco, California
Mallika Marshall

Mallika J. Marshall

AB ’92 cum laude
MD ’96, UCSF School of Medicine; Medical reporter, CBS Boston; physician, Massachusetts General Hospital
Weston, Massachusetts
Zoltan Vanessa

Vanessa Zoltan ​​​​​​

MDiv ’15
BA ’04, Washington University, MS ’09, University of Pennsylvania; Co-founder and CEO, Not Sorry Productions
Medford, Massachusetts
David Scherer

David R. Scherer

AB ’93 cum laude
MBA ’14, University of Chicago; CEO and principal, Origin Investments; co-founder, One Million Degrees
Chicago, Illinois
Santiago Creuheras

Santiago Creuheras

ALM ’00, ALM ’01
BS ’97 summa cum laude, Universidad de las Américas-Puebla, MSt ’14 with distinction, University of Cambridge; Senior consultant on sustainable infrastructure and energy, Inter-American Development Bank
Mexico City, Mexico
Sajida Shroff

Sajida H. Shroff

EdM ’95
BA ’90, BEd ’93, University of British Columbia, MBA ’04, Emory University; CEO, Altamont Group
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Michael Lewis

Michael D. Lewis

AB ’93
Strategic technology adviser, iCorps Technologies
Cambridge, Massachusetts

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