This article is published in the February 2021 issue.

2021 CRA Board of Directors Election Slate; Petition Nominees Sought

2021 CRA Board of Directors Election Slate

CRA is pleased to announce the 2021 Election Committee’s slate of nominees for the CRA Board:

Academic (8 openings)
James Allan (University of Massachusetts Amherst)*
Janet Davis (Whitman College)
Stephanie Forrest (Arizona State University)*
Diana Franklin (University of Chicago)
Ayanna Howard (Georgia Institute of Technology)*
Ran Libeskind-Hadas (Harvey Mudd College)*
Andrew Myers (Cornell University)
Rachel Pottinger (University of British Columbia)*
Vivek Sarkar (Georgia Institute of Technology)*
Katie Siek (Indiana University)

Industry (2 openings)
Rachel Bellamy (IBM Research)
Chris Ramming (VMware)*
Eve Schooler (Intel)

*Denotes current board members.

Petition Nominees Sought for CRA 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 22, 2021. 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 may be sent to

Important dates and events:

  • On February 24, 2021, 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.
  • By March 17, 2021, completed ballots must be returned to CRA.
  • In late-March, the election results will be announced.