Date: Feb 15, 2024Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

HBSAAA – Harvard And The Legacy Of Slavery Initiative (virtual)

Thu, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Virtual
General PublicOther


Join the HBS African-American Alumni Association for a fireside chat with Sara Naomi Bleich, the Harvard University vice provost for special projects and lead University executive for Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery Initiative. Learn more during her conversation with Ken Tatum (HBS 1973). 



Dr. Sara Bleich

Vice Provost for Special Projects, Harvard University

Dr. Sara Bleich is the inaugural Vice Provost for Special Projects at Harvard University, director of the social sciences program and Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at Harvard Radcliffe Institute, Professor of Public Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a faculty member at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. With more than 180 peer-reviewed publications, she is a policy expert and researcher who specializes in diet-related diseases, food insecurity, and racial inequality. Prior to this, Dr. Bleich served in the Biden Administration as the Director of Nutrition Security and Health Equity at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service and as the Senior Advisor for COVID-19 in the Office of the Secretary at USDA. As a White House Fellow during the Obama Administration, she worked at USDA as a Senior Policy Adviser for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services and on First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. Dr. Bleich was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2023 and holds a B.A. in psychology from Columbia University and a PhD in health policy from Harvard University. 


Ken Tatum, MBA 1973

Ken Tatum holds an MBA in Finance/General Management from Harvard Business School and BS in Mathematics (Magna cum Laude) from Tufts University. Highlights of his career include serving as founder and President of his own consulting firm (Tatum & Associates, LLC.) for 12 years before retiring in 2012. Prior to that he served as a Director in the Consulting Division of Coopers & Lybrand, LLP (predecessor to PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and the partner-in-charge of the Management Consulting Services Division of Mitchell & Titus, LLP, the country’s largest and most prestigious minority accounting and consulting firm. He has more than 40 years of management experience including 35 years as a management consultant. During this time, Mr. Tatum provided assistance to private and public sector clients on matters principally involving financial management, technology solutions, operations, and organizational structure.

Since retiring Mr. Tatum has returned to his first love: investing. He manages a personal investment portfolio consisting primarily of public equities, but also including real estate and alternative investments (i.e., private equity, venture capital, and startups). Outside of his business interests he lends his expertise to addressing racial wealth inequity so painfully blatant in American society. 

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