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The HWS Update

Wes Traub ’14, a Human Resources Development Program Associate at Marsh & McLennan Companies in Manhattan, will offer the keynote address at this year’s Benjamin Hale Dinner. The annual celebration, honoring the outstanding academic achievement and social contributions of Hobart students, will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:15 p.m. in the Vandervort Room

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees elected two new members during its most recent meeting in February. Michael E. Rawlins ’80, P’16, principal user experience design architect at the Walt Disney Company, and Warren K. Zola ’89, P’18, executive director of Boston College’s Chief Executive Club at the Carroll School of Management,

Mehrnaz “Naz” Vahid-Ahdieh ’85, P’17 discusses her career path, the obstacles along the way and the values and experiences that powered her success as managing director at Citi Private Bank.

The Princeton Review ranks Hobart and William Smith Colleges alumnae and alumni network 15th in the nation in the 2019 edition of the “The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for your Tuition Investment.” In addition to HWS alums reporting significant fulfillment and meaning in their careers, the “Best Alum Network” ranking considered

Volkswagen Group of America announced that Scott Keogh ’91 will serve as the brand’s next president and CEO. As president of Audi of America since 2012, Keogh has been responsible for all of the brand’s U.S. activities, leading Audi to unprecedented levels of sales growth, dealer network development and customer consideration. In his new role

During the first annual William Smith @ Work conference, Hobart and William Smith Colleges presented Managing Director at Citi Private Bank Mehrnaz “Naz” Vahid-Ahdieh ’85, P’17 with the Board of Trustees Career Services Award. “Making an impact” was one of the most valuable lessons Vahid-Ahdieh took from her education at HWS, she said during her

Leaders in the global financial market, Adam Kansler ’90 and Jennifer Crupnick Weisbard ’10 of IHS Markit will return to the Colleges as part of the Professionals in Residence series to offer insight on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 in the Sanford Room. Kansler, the firm’s executive vice president of financial markets, and Weisbard, the

The Pittsburgh Business Times recognized Delvina L. Smith ’09 with its inaugural “30 Under 30” award, a celebration of up-and-coming executives, innovators and thought leaders who will shape the future of Pittsburgh. Smith received the honor while serving as director of development for Providence Connections, a nonprofit organization working to strengthen families and enrich lives through comprehensive education and

Arthur A. Marrapese ’78 has joined Barclay Damon LLP as a partner in the law firm’s rapidly expanding Employee Benefits Practice. Marrapese leads the group and assists clients with the full range of employee benefits matters, oversees lawyers and serves clients throughout Barclay Damon’s 11-office platform. For more than 30 years, Marrapese has been helping

“No workday, photo shoot or article is ever the same,” says Christopher Legaspi ’12, menswear editor at Vanity Fair. Working with politicians, actors and other high profile talent means his schedule is unpredictable and “my day-to-day varies a lot and can change at the drop of a dime.” Guided by the magazine’s Creative Director, Legaspi