The names of the new members of the Board of Overseers and new elected directors of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) were announced during the HAA’s annual meeting on the afternoon of Commencement day.
As Overseers, serving six-year terms, voters chose:
Scott A. Abell ’72, Boston, Massachusetts. Retired chair and CEO, Abell & Associates, Inc.
James E. Johnson ’83, J.D. ’86, Montclair, New Jersey. Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
Michael M. Lynton ’82, M.B.A. ’87, Los Angeles. Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Tracy P. Palandjian ’93, M.B.A. ’97, Belmont, Massachusetts. CEO and co-founder, Social Finance, Inc.
Swati A. Piramal, M.P.H. ’70, Mumbai, India. Director, Piramal Healthcare Limited.
Kathryn A. Taylor ’80, San Francisco. Co-chair, One PacificCoast Bank Board of Directors.
Note: The sixth-place finisher, Michael M. Lynton, will complete the two years remaining in the unexpired term of Paul J. Finnegan ’75, M.B.A. ’82, who stepped down from the Board of Overseers after being elected to the Harvard Corporation in May (see “Corporation Expansion” ).
Candidates selected as elected directors of the HAA, serving three-year terms, were:
John F. Bowman ’80, M.B.A. ’85, Santa Monica, California. Executive producer, Disney Company.
Yvonne E. Campos, J.D. ’88, San Diego, California. Superior Court Judge, State of California.
John H. Jackson, Ed.M. ’98, Ed.D. ’01, Cambridge. President and CEO, The Schott Foundation for Public Education.
Michael T. Kerr ’81, M.B.A. ’85, Canyon Country, California. Portfolio counselor and senior vice president, Capital Research Company.
E. Scott Mead ’77, London. Fine-art photographer and financial adviser.
Brian Melendez ’86, J.D. ’90, M.T.S. ’91, Minneapolis. Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.