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

Ballots will be mailed no later than April 1 and must be received back in Cambridge by noon on May 24 to be counted. Results of the election will be announced at the HAA’s annual meeting on May 30, 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, that is, by obtaining a prescribed number of signatures from eligible degree holders.  The deadline for all petitions is Feb. 1.

The HAA’s nominating committee has proposed the following candidates in 2013:

For Overseer:

Susan L. Carney ’73, J.D. ’77
Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Hamden, Conn.

Christopher B. Field ’75
Director, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science; Melvin and Joan Lane Chair in Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Stanford University
Stanford, Calif.

Deanna Lee ’84
Chief Communications and Digital Strategies Officer, Carnegie Corporation of New York
New York

Walter H. Morris Jr. ’73, M.B.A. ’75
Retired Principal, Ernst & Young LLP
Potomac, Md.

Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D. ’65
Professor of Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Public Health and Director of the Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Sanjay H. Patel ’83, A.M. ’83
Managing Partner and Head of International Private Equity, Apollo Management International LLP
London

Ana Maria Salazar, J.D. ’89
Anchor, “Imagen News”/“Living in Mexico”/“El Primer Cafe”; CEO, Grupo Salazar
Mexico City

Gwill York ’79, M.B.A. ’84
Managing Director and Co-Founder, Lighthouse Capital Partners
Cambridge, Mass.

For elected director:

Theodore “Ted” H. Ashford III ’86
President, Ashford Capital Management
Wilmington, Del.

Richard R. Buery Jr. ’92
President and CEO, The Children’s Aid Society
New York

Patrick S. Chung ’96, J.D. ’04, M.B.A. ’04
Partner, NEA
Menlo, Calif.

Shilla Kim-Parker ’04, M.B.A. ’09
Senior Director, Strategy and Business Development, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
New York

Lori Lesser ’88, J.D. ’93
Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
New York

Barbara Natterson Horowitz ’83, A.M. ’83
Professor and Cardiologist, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; author
Los Angeles

Julie Gage Palmer ’84
Lecturer in Law, University of Chicago Law School
Chicago

Argelia M. Rodriguez, M.B.A. ’84
President and Chief Executive Officer, DC College Access Program
Washington, D.C.

Jacques Salès, L.L.M. ’67
Avocat à la Cour (Attorney-at-Law), Ginestié Magellan Paley-Vincent
Paris

James Q. Wilson