Banking industry executive William J. Corkhill Jr. ’87 was presented the Hobart and William Smith Career Services Award in recognition of his ongoing commitment to the Colleges’ internship program. The award was presented during the Annual Holiday Gathering event in Boston earlier this month.
Bob Murphy, vice president of enrollment and dean of admissions, recommended Corkhill for the award for his flexibility and resourcefulness in finding positions for students in a competitive industry and commitment to mentoring them and helping them succeed. Corkhill has hired a number of HWS interns, including four in the past two years, and continues to provide informational interviews with students.
“Not only did Will Corkhill hire them as interns, but he also had them work directly for him and did a fantastic job training and mentoring them,” says Murphy. “Many of these students went on to secure jobs because of Will. He is also always willing to help any student to prepare for an interview or just give advice to students about banking. Will is a great example of an alum that always goes the extra yard for our students. He is extremely deserving of this award.”
Corkhill joined Janney Capital Markets in 2002 as head of equity syndicate in the firm’s Boston office. He is responsible for coordinating all public offerings for which the firm serves as an underwriter. Prior to joining Janney, Corkhill spent five years with Boston-based Tucker Anthony Sutro. As managing director and head of equity syndicate, he coordinated more than 100 public offerings of equity and debt securities for firms across a range of industries. From 1991 to 1996, he was a senior professional in the equity capital markets group of Smith Barney in New York. Corkhill is a past board member of the Investment Association of New York and has been a member of the Securities Industry Association’s Syndicate Committee.
Corkhill earned a B.A. in political science from Hobart College. As a student he was a member of the soccer team and participated in a semester abroad program in Spain. He attended the Graduate School of Business at Fordham University. He holds Series 7, 9, 10, 24, 55 and 63 licenses.
He resides in Wellesley, Mass. with his wife Sheila and their four children.
The photo above features Chair of the Board of Trustees Maureen Collins Zupan ’72, P’09, William J. Corkhill Jr. ’87, Sheila C. Corkhill and President Mark D. Gearan.