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KSG names associate dean for external affairs

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Mary Beth Pearlberg has been named senior associate dean for external affairs at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG). She will lead the School’s development initiatives, oversee its alumni programs, and serve on the dean’s leadership team.

Pearlberg has 10 years of prior experience at Harvard, including six years at the Harvard Medical School Office of Resource Development, and four years in the University Development Office, where she was responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of a multimillion-dollar University-wide science campaign. Most recently, Pearlberg worked as senior vice president of resource development for the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, where she led the foundation’s fundraising efforts and provided leadership for many of its other activities.

“I am thrilled to return to Harvard at a time when the Kennedy School is so deeply involved in so many interesting and exciting new initiatives. I look forward to the many challenges ahead,” said Pearlberg.

KSG Dean David T. Ellwood said, “Mary Beth is an experienced development professional who will serve as a key member of my leadership team, helping me to further define our strategy moving forward, especially as it relates to key priorities such as student financial aid and Harvard’s capital campaign.”

Pearlberg assumed her new position Nov. 1. She joins an established Office of External Affairs team focused on enhancing Kennedy School student financial aid, teaching and research programs, and capital projects.