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HAA announces Overseers, Elected Directors candidates

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Appearing below are the Harvard Alumni Association’s (HAA) candidates for the 2009 election to the Harvard Board of Overseers and the HAA Elected Directors.

Ballots should arrive in the mail by April 15 and must be received in Cambridge by noon May 29 to be counted. Results of the election will be announced on the afternoon of Commencement (June 4) at the Harvard Alumni Association Annual Meeting.

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 holders of Harvard degrees.

The HAA’s nominating committee has proposed the following candidates in 2009:


Photeine Anagnostopoulos ’81, M.B.A. ’85, CEO, New York City Department of Education; New York City

Joshua Boger A.M. ’75, Ph.D. ’79, president, founder, and CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., Cambridge, Mass.

Morgan Chu J.D. ’76, partner, Irell & Manella LLP, Los Angeles

Walter Clair ’77, M.D. ’81, M.P.H. ’85, assistant professor of clinical medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; clinical director of cardiac electrophysiology, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, Nashville, Tenn.

Mark Gearan ’78, president, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, N.Y.

Linda Greenhouse ’68, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence and Joseph M. Goldstein Senior Fellow in Law, Yale Law School, New Haven, Conn.

Margaret A. Levi Ph.D. ’74, Jere L. Bacharach Professor of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle; professor of politics, University of Sydney, Australia

Cristian Samper A.M. ’89, Ph.D. ’92, director, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Candidates for Overseer may also be nominated by petition, that is, by obtaining a prescribed number of signatures from eligible degree holders. The following individuals have qualified for the 2009 election:

Robert L. Freedman ’62, partner, Dechert, LLP, Philadelphia

Harvey Silverglate LL.B. ’67, of counsel, Good & Cormier, Cambridge, Mass.


Margaret Angell ’98, M.P.A. ’06, White House Fellow, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C.

Paul Choi ’86, J.D. ’89, partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago

Carlos Cordeiro ’78, M.B.A. ’80, retired director, Goldman Sachs

Cindy Maxwell ’92, M.D. ’96, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and staff perinatologist, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto

Elizabeth Ryan ’81, film and television producer and director, Los Angeles

Sanford Sacks, M.B.A. ’66, consultant, Ambac Assurance Corp., Scarsdale, N.Y.

Bryan Simmons ’83, vice president of marketing and communications, IBM Centennial International Business Machines Corp., New York City

John Trasvina ’80, president and general counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Los Angeles

Meg Vaillancourt ’78, vice president for corporate and community affairs, Boston Red Sox, Boston