Traub ’14 Keynote Speaker at Benjamin Hale Dinner – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Traub ’14 Keynote Speaker at Benjamin Hale Dinner

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 of the Scandling Campus Center. The student speaker will be Donovan Hayden ’19.

Traub, who earned a master’s degree in industrial and labor relations at Cornell University in 2018, will discuss “Navigating Life After HWS.” Following his talk, departmental awards in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences will be presented in recognition of the best of Hobart’s traditions and achievements.

At Marsh & McLennan, Traub serves as an internal consultant for the human resources organization, where he helps analyze problems and develops plans for those issues.

Prior to his current position, he was a client services analyst at Mercer, a Human Resource Leadership Program intern at GE Digital, and a human resources intern for Markit.

At Hobart, Traub was an international relations major with minors in economics and Spanish. A Dean’s List student, he was a Druid, volunteered with the Community Lunch program, a member of the men’s cross country and HWS ski teams, and a backpacking guide for the Pre-Orientation Adventure Program. He served as an Orientation Coordinator in 2013, and served as an intern in the Office of the President.

In 2013, Traub was given the Dorinne Maxwell Memorial Citizenship Award for his volunteer work and dedication to service in Geneva. He chose to donate his monetary award to the Community Lunch Program, a partnership of the Geneva Area Interfaith Council that supplies hot lunches to individuals in need.

Hayden will graduate this year with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and Africana studies. He is a co-founder of the HWS Model African Union Club, which raises awareness of political issues in Africa, increases respect for the diversity, significance and values of Africa and inspires interest in Africa.

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