The MIT Alumni Association’s Board of Directors develops strategies and sets policies in collaboration with the MIT Alumni Association CEO, staff, and thousands of volunteers, and represents the interests of the Institute’s community of nearly 143,000 living alumni.
On July 1, 2021, the Board officially welcomed Annalisa Weigel ’94, ’95, SM ’00, PhD ’02 as its 127th president. Weigel’s long history with MIT includes four degrees from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (where she later went on to serve as an assistant professor for several years), the Program in Science, Technology, and Society, and the Engineering Systems Division. She is currently a senior director at Fairmont Consulting Group, a boutique management consulting firm in the aerospace and defense sector, and is a longtime MIT volunteer, previously serving as chair of the Annual Giving Board and as president of the Class of 1994.
“I hope this next year we will be working on the transition back to in-person events, while trying to maintain a series of compelling virtual events, which throughout the pandemic have brought together alumni who haven’t been engaged as much,” Weigel said in the July/August 2021 issue of Technology Review’s MIT News magazine. She added: “Another thing I want to focus on this year is telling the story of the benefits of the Alumni Association so that everyone can understand the value proposition even better.”
Weigel will be succeeded in her one-year term by newly appointed president-select Stephen D. Baker ’84, MArch ’88. Baker graduated from MIT with an undergraduate degree in Course 4. He later received his Master of Architecture from MIT, and he also studied at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.
Read the full Q&A with Weigel, and learn below about the newly selected term members, who will serve multiyear terms; two at-large directors, who will serve one-year terms; and invited student guests. Visit the Volunteer section of the Alumni Association website to learn more about Association governance and other alumni volunteer opportunities.
Annalisa L. Weigel ’94, ’95, SM ’00, PhD ’02
Director, Fairmont Consulting Group | Boston, MA
Stephen D. Baker ’84, MArch ’88
President and Senior Principal, BWA Architecture | Boston, MA
Kerry B. Bowie ’94, MBA ’06
Managing Partner of Msaada Partners and the Majira Project | Boston, MA
Jazlyn L. Carvajal ’03
Senior Project Manager of the Project and Construction Management Group at Webcor Builders and cofounder of the Latinas in STEM Foundation | San Francisco, CA
Eboney N. Hearn ’01
Executive Director of the MIT Office of Outreach and Engineering Programs | Cambridge, MA
Lillian S. Kiang '00
CEO of Bei Shan Tang Foundation | Hong Kong, China
Kevin A. Przybocki ’86, SM ’87
Advisor, mentor, and investor | Austin, TX
Victoria M. Thomas ’12
VP of Product Management at Rivet | Sandy, UT
Lola Bryan ’91, SM ’92
Principal Program Manager at Microsoft | Seattle, WA
Pamela M. Gannon ’84
Director of FSILG Alumni Programs at MIT Division of Student Life | Cambridge, MA
INVITED STUDENT GUEST
Adam Joseph (AJ) Miller
President, MIT Graduate Student Council FY2022
See the full listing of the Board of Directors.