BIOGRAPHIES OF CANDIDATES FOR OFFICERS/DIRECTOR OF THE PRINCETON AREA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 2021
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NOMINEE FOR RE-ELECTION AS PRESIDENT TOM SWIFT '76
At Princeton Tom majored in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, graduating in 1976. After graduate studies at Stanford and Michigan, he returned to NJ and now lives 20 minutes north of Princeton. He began participating in PA3 activities in 2010 and was elected President in 2019. Tom is also an active member and past chair of the Princetoniana Committee of the Alumni Council, an ASC interviewer, and a P-rade marshal inducted into the Society of the Claw. He is presently Chief Technical Officer of Cat-Ears, a company that makes products that reduce wind noise. Formerly Tom was president of an IT equipment manufacturer, and prior to that served in many capacities at Lucent Technologies, AT&T, and Bell Laboratories. Tom and his wife Petra divide their time between NJ and Germany. He has a son Thomas and a daughter Logan, both of whom reside in NJ.
NOMINEE FOR RE-ELECTION AS VICE PRESIDENT MO CHEN '80
Mo is currently serving her second year as Vice President of the Princeton Area Alumni Association (PA3). She is also serving her second year on the Board of Advisors of the Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P) after serving 15 or so years as a governor, one term as chair and another as treasurer. For PA3 Mo has been organizing Zoom wine tastings and lectures during the pandemic. Within A4P she has coordinated many events, including the annual Reunions and Lunar New Year activities. She was also an active supporter of the creation of the Asian-American Studies Program certificate. She has mentored new leaders for A4P by networking with alumni and students. Her other Princeton volunteer activities have been with the Friends of the Davis International Center as Coordinator of Individual English Instruction, Annual Giving as a participation solicitor, Alumni Schools Committee as an interviewer, and Council of the Princeton University Community as an alumni representative. She is now a part-time event coordinator with the Department of Art & Archaeology at Princeton. At Princeton, she majored in the Woodrow Wilson School and earned a certificate in the East Asian Studies Program. She holds an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts, with concentrations in International Business, International Finance, and Asian Diplomatic History and Foreign Policy. She and husband Arnold have two children.
NOMINEE FOR ELECTION AS DIRECTOR DIANE HASLING '79
Diane is currently completing an unexpired term as director of PA3, as well as serving as the chair of the Princeton Women’s Network of the Princeton Area. She is also a member of the PWN Advisory Council, a member of the Service of Remembrance Committee, and a P-rade marshal. Diane has served on the Alumni Council Executive Committee as chair of the Committee on Reunions, Committee on Nominations, and Committee on Awards for Service to Princeton. She was an alumni representative to the Council of the Princeton University Community and a member of the Committee to Nominate Alumni Trustees. She is active in her Class, for which she co-chaired their 20th and 25th reunions, and served as class president. Diane is Vice President of Applied Educational Research, a small company focused on higher education admission studies. At Princeton, Diane majored in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She also holds an M.S. from Stanford in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence. Diane and her husband Bill have three children, the oldest of whom is Princeton ’10.