Sam Welch, Class of 1986, has been named as Hamilton’s new Assistant Vice President/Executive Director of the Maurice Horowitch Career and Life Outcomes Center. According to Dick Tantillo’s announcement, Welch will “provide strategic leadership for a comprehensive career center focused on serving students throughout their undergraduate years and beyond.”
A native of Upstate New York, Welch graduated from Hamilton with a BA in English and a minor in economics. Over 25 years, he built a career in marketing, communications and advertising, acquiring extensive strategic and personnel leadership experience, and establishing a track record of building teams and understanding the needs of diverse stakeholders. Most recently, Welch was Global Group President for Publicis Heathcare Communications, the world’s largest health communications network, overseeing 13 companies and nearly 2,000 employees worldwide. As the head of a company that recruited, interviewed and hired numerous college graduates every year, Welch has direct experience with the needs of employers, as well as the challenges students face in securing a position in their chosen career.