“Returning to society without the skills or means to become a contributing member of the community can serve as its own prison.”
Being raised in an impoverished neighborhood in the Bronx, my mother worked day and night to provide me with a quality education and the means for me to achieve more out of life. Seeing friends and others in the community committing crimes, going to jail and/or dying, I quickly disavowed myself of the notion that I was better or somehow different than them, other than the fact that I was given such an opportunity to learn, to dream, to hope and to actually believe that I could achieve a better life for myself. That is the transformative power of education. Hudson Link provides the opportunity for graduates to embrace the world of opportunities that can only be realized through education.
Mr. Dobson serves as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at The Interpublic Group of Companies, a global advertising and marketing services company. His responsibilities include providing legal counsel to the corporation on matters of corporate governance, securities regulation, public company disclosure, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Dobson resides in Manhattan and his interests include golf, tennis, bicycling, hiking and photography. He is a contributor to various causes as well as a participant in a number of annual fundraising endeavors, including the Covenant House Sleep Out, Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer and Cycle for Survival.