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Commencement

New Harvard Overseers and HAA Directors

5.29.14


The names of the new members of the Board of Overseers and of the 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 (six-year term), voters chose: 

Michael Brown ’83, J.D. ’88, Boston. CEO and co-founder, City Year.

James E. K. Hildreth ’79, Davis, California. Dean, College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis.

Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D. ’75, Corvallis, Oregon. Valley professor of marine biology and Distinguished Professor of zoology, Oregon State University.

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

Lesley Friedman Rosenthal ’86, J.D. ’89, New York City. Vice president, general counsel and secretary, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

The new HAA elected directors (three-year term) are: 

Henry Parkman Biggs ’86, Saint Louis, Missouri. Associate director, McDonnell International Academy, Washington University in St. Louis.

Raphael W. Bostic ’87, Los Angeles. Bedrosian chair in governance and the public enterprise; director, Bedrosian Center on Governance, Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California.

Margaret Jay Braatz, Ed.M. ’93, Ed.D. ’99, Chicago. Vice president for planning and presidential administration, DePaul University.

Leea Nash Bridgeman ’00, M.B.A. ’05. Louisville, Kentucky. Executive director and trustee, Bridgeman Family Foundation.

Jessica Gelman ’97, M.B.A. ’02, Wellesley, Massachusetts. Vice president, customer marketing and strategy, The Kraft Sports Group (New England Patriots); co-founder, MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

Vanessa W. Liu ’96, J.D. ’03, New York City. COO, Trigger Media Group.

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