The MIT Alumni Association (MITAA) Board of Directors guides the work of the Alumni Association in collaboration with the MITAA CEO and staff, operating within the larger framework of stated policies put forth by the Institute, and represents the interests of the Institute’s community of nearly 147,000 living alumni.
On July 1, 2023, the Board officially welcomed R. Robert Wickham ’93, SM ’95 as its 129th president. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Wickham is vice president and general manager Tableau Asia Pacific, a maker of data visualization software, as well as a public speaker and frequent media contributor. As an MIT volunteer, he has built a notable record of service. Wickham is a past member of the MIT Corporation, the MITAA Board, and the Annual Giving Board, and he served for many years as an educational counselor, career advisor, and mentor. Wickham has earned several alumni service awards, including the MITAA’s highest honor, the Bronze Beaver Award, in 2014.
“As someone who lives a bit of distance from Cambridge myself, I am excited about ensuring the Association’s relevance by energizing the global connectivity of our community,” Wickham said in the July/August 2023 issue of Technology Review’s MIT News magazine. “The impact of MIT alumni transcends zip codes and time zones.”
Read the full Q&A with Wickham and learn below about the newly selected term members, who will serve multiyear terms; one at-large director, who will serve a one-year term; and invited student guests.
Wickham will be succeeded in his one-year term by newly appointed president-select Natalie Lorenz Anderson ’84. The members new this year to the board are listed below; see the full listing of the MITAA Board of Directors.
R. Robert Wickham ’93, SM ’95
Vice president and general manager, Tableau Asia Pacific
R. Robert Wickham earned a bachelor’s and master’s in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT. He volunteers as an educational counselor and career advisor. Read more.
Natalie Lorenz Anderson ’84
Vice president of operations and special projects, 247Solar Inc.
Natalie Lorenz Anderson earned a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from MIT. She is a member of the Corporation Nominating Committee and Corporation Development Committee. She is treasurer for the Class of 1984 and an educational counselor. Read more.
Holly Carter PhD ’77
Principal, H. M. Carter Consulting LLC
Karen (Holly) Carter earned a PhD in political science from MIT. While on the Black Alumni of MIT board she held the roles of chair and president. Read more.
Arjun Dayal ’08
Director of product management, Google Play
Arjun Dayal earned a bachelor’s in both EECS and management at MIT. Dayal serves as a term director for the MIT Annual Fund, co-chairs his current reunion committee, is a Reunion Gift Committee member, and is class treasurer. Read more.
Edward Hunter ’79
Freelance theatrical lighting designer
Edward Hunter earned a bachelor’s in computer science and engineering from MIT. He currently serves as the MIT Annual Giving Loyalty Circle chair and is secretary for the Class of 1979. Read more.
Sarah Melvin ’18
MBA candidate, Harvard Business School
Sarah Melvin earned a bachelor’s in physics and political science from MIT. She serves on the MIT Corporation and is on several visiting committees. She is a member of the Class of 2018 Fund Reunion Gift Committee and the MIT10 Committee. Read more.
Dominic Ricci ’99
Head of global market risk audit, Bank of America
Dominic Ricci earned a bachelor’s in physics from MIT. He is the immediate past president of the MIT Club of New York, a member of the Club Council, the treasurer for the Class of 1999, and a member of the Legislative Advocacy Network. Read more.
Sridhar C. Venkatesh ’93, SM ’94
Senior vice president of product, Alluxio Inc.
Sridhar Venkatesh earned bachelor’s and master’s in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT. He volunteers as an educational counselor. Read more.
Undergraduate Association president
Andre Hamelberg is a senior majoring in chemical engineering and mathematics from Atlanta, Georgia. Hamelberg has a great passion for helping others and seeing his peers succeed. At MIT, he is very active around campus. Read more.
Graduate Student Council president
Mikala Molina is pursuing a master’s degree in naval engineering and a master’s in electrical engineering and computer science. She is from Stockton, California. Read more.
Only members new this year to the board are listed; see the full listing of the MITAA Board of Directors.