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HAA to open April 1 election

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Ballots for Overseers, directors must be returned by May 18

This spring, 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 18 to be counted. Results of the election will be announced at the HAA’s annual meeting on May 24, 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 2012:

For Overseer

Scott A. Abell ’72
Retired Chair & CEO, Abell & Associates Inc.

James E. Johnson ’83, J.D. ’86
Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Montclair, N.J.

Michael M. Lynton ’82, M.B.A. ’87
Chairman & CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Los Angeles

Tracy P. Palandjian ’93, M.B.A. ’97
CEO & Co-Founder, Social Finance Inc.
Belmont, Mass.

Swati A. Piramal, M.P.H. ’92
Director, Piramal Healthcare Ltd.
Mumbai, India

Stephen R. Quazzo ’82, M.B.A. ’86
CEO & Co-Founder, Pearlmark Real Estate Partners

William H. Rastetter, A.M. ’72, Ph.D. ’75
Partner, Venrock
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Kathryn A. Taylor ’80
Co-Chair, One PacificCoast Bank, Co-Chair, Board of Directors
San Francisco

For Elected Director

John F. Bowman ’80, M.B.A. ’85
Executive Producer, Disney Company
Santa Monica, Calif.

Yvonne E. Campos, J.D. ’88
Superior Court Judge, State of California
San Diego, Calif.

John H. Jackson, Ed.M. ’98, Ed.D. ’01
President & CEO, Schott Foundation for Public Education
Cambridge, Mass.

Michael T. Kerr ’81, M.B.A. ’85
Portfolio Counselor & Senior Vice President, Capital Research Company
Canyon Country, Calif.

Sabrina Lam ’93
Executive Director, Trinity
Hong Kong

Susanna Shore Le Boutillier ’86
Director, Corporate Communications, Colgate-Palmolive Co.
Larchmont, N.Y.

E. Scott Mead ’77
Fine Art Photographer and Financial Adviser

Brian Melendez ’86, J.D. ’90, M.T.S. ’91
Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Minneapolis, Minn.

Loulan J. Pitre Jr. ’83, J.D. ’86
Attorney, Gordon, Arata, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan LLC
New Orleans