Aileen D. Gleason ’85, senior vice president of Global Product Solutions at Bank of America Corp., recently was presented with the HWS Career Services award, recognizing her significant effort in support of students through The Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development.
Board of Trustees member Dr. Joy Schildkraut Glaser ’62, P’89, P’97 and Board Chair David H. Deming ’75 presented Gleason with the award during the ceremony on Dec. 20 at the Yale Club in New York City.
President Mark D. Gearan opened the event, offering praise and gratitude for her dedication.
“Aileen Gleason has given Hobart and William Smith students the opportunity to compete with the best and the brightest students in the country for internships and employment at Bank of America,” Gearan said. “She is one of an entire army of alums who dedicate themselves to the next generation of Hobart and William Smith by providing them with opportunities,” Gearan said.
The Colleges have nearly 5,000 alumni and alumnae around the world who work on a daily basis with HWS students to get them internships, to answer questions about career options and advise them on career trajectories.
Other members of the HWS community included some of the students who benefited from Gleason’s efforts: John Michael Chadonic ’06, Lindsey Farrell ’08 and Brittany Gannon O’Shea ’06, as well as Vice President for Institutional Advancement Bob O’Connor; Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions Bob Murphy; Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty Pat McGuire; Head William Smith Lacrosse Coach Pat Genovese; Assistant Vice President for the Performing Arts Initiative Mara O’Laughlin ’66; Director of Alumnae Relations Kathy Killius Regan ’82, P’13; and Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff Michael Hoepp ’05.
Gleason earned a B.A. in economics from William Smith College. She was a member of the Student Economic Committee and was elected into Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Economics Honor Society. She was the captain and MVP of the William Smith lacrosse team in her senior year. She also participated in the student phonathon and worked for Saga. Gleason spent a semester in Washington, D.C. and one in London, England.
In the photo above, Board of Trustees member Dr. Joy Schildkraut Glaser ’62, P’89, P’97 and Board Chair David H. Deming ’75 present Aileen Diviney Gleason ’85 with the HWS Career Services award.