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

Ballots will be mailed no later than April 1 and must be received back in Cambridge by noon on May 20 to be counted. Results of the election will be announced at the HAA’s annual meeting on May 26, 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 2011:

For Overseer:

Flavia B. Almeida, M.B.A. ’94
Partner, The Monitor Group
São Paulo, Brazil

Richard W. Fisher ’71, cum laude
President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Verna C. Gibbs ’75, cum laude
General surgeon and professor in clinical surgery, University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco

F. Barton Harvey ’71, magna cum laude, M.B.A. ’74
Former chair and CEO, Enterprise Community Partners

Carl J. Martignetti ’81, cum laude, M.B.A. ’85
President, Martignetti Companies
Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Nicole M. Parent ’93
Co-founder and managing partner, Vertical Research Partners, LLC
Greenwich, Conn.

David J. Vitale ’68, cum laude
Executive chairman, Urban Partnership Bank

Kenji Yoshino ’91, summa cum laude
Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law
New York, N.Y.

For elected director:

Rohit Chopra ’04, cum laude
Policy adviser, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Washington, D.C.

Tiziana C. Dearing, M.P.P. ’00
CEO, Boston Rising
Bedford, Mass.

Katie Williams Fahs ’83, cum laude
Marketing consultant/community volunteer
Atlanta, Ga.

Peter C. Krause, J.D. ’74
Investment banker and real estate investor
New York, N.Y.

Charlene Li ’88, magna cum laude, M.B.A. ’93
Founding partner, Altimeter Group; author
San Mateo, Calif.

Sonia Molina, D.M.D. ’89, M.P.H. ’89
Los Angeles

James A. Star ’83, magna cum laude
President, Longview Asset Management

Patric M. Verrone ’81, magna cum laude
Television writer, producer
Pacific Palisades, Calif.

George H. Yeadon ’75
Managing consultant, Kodak Solutions for Business
Pittsford, N.Y.