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2019 Nominees for CRA Board; Petition Nominees Sought

CRA is pleased to announce the 2019 Election Committee’s slate of nominees for the CRA Board of Directors:

Academic (3 openings)
Marsha Chechik (University of Toronto)
Lorrie Cranor (Carnegie Mellon University)
Marti  Hearst (University of California, Berkeley)
Keshav Pingali (University of Texas, Austin)
Penny Rheingans (University of Maine)*
Shashi Shekhar (University of Minnesota)*

Industry (3 openings)
C. Raymond Perrault (SRI International)
Divesh Srivastava (AT&T Labs-Research)
Jaime Teevan (Microsoft Research)*
Marvin Theimer (Amazon Web Services)
Haixun Wang (WeWork Corporation)

*Denotes current board members.

Petition Nominees Sought for CRA Board of Directors

The Computing Research Association seeks your help in suggesting nominations for its Board of Directors. We want individuals who have the time, energy and initiative to work on CRA issues on behalf of the entire CRA community. We have a working board, and all members are expected to be involved with community issues.

The CRA Elections Committee has recently announced its slate of nominees for a seat on the Board of Directors. CRA also encourages nominations by petition. Petition nominations must be signed by the Designated Voting Representatives of at least five Constituent Member Organizations that are current in dues payment.

A complete nomination package for petition candidates must be submitted here no later than February 1, 2019. Separately, each of the five supporters of the petition must send an e-mail to simply stating their support for the petition candidate to run for a seat on the CRA Board of Directors.

Questions can be sent to

Important dates and events:

  • On February 8, 2019, final ballots will be distributed to all CRA department chairs and lab directors. Each will have one vote for each open slot on the board.
  • On February 27, 2019, completed ballots must be returned to CRA.
  • In early March, the election results will be announced.