Phillip Hales '02

Phillip Hales

Class Year: 2002
Current City/State: Brooklyn, NY
Major: Music
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Committee(s): Alumni Student Connections

Why I Wanted to Serve on the Alumni Council:

I see Alumni Council as an opportunity to formalize my previous efforts as a donor to the college and mentor to students interested in business, as well as build meaningful connections with a diverse community of Grinnellians.

A Quote I Like:

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

―James Baldwin

A Little Bit About Me:

I'm currently Vice President of HR Communications and Employee Engagement at Morgan Stanley. My team, which coincidentally includes another Grinnell graduate, is responsible for communicating on behalf of Human Resources to the Firm's 55,000 employees on topics ranging from health and wellness benefits to diversity and inclusion initiatives. Though dramatically different from the academic path I planned to pursue post-graduation, my current role allows me to indulge my passions for writing and editing, team-based work, and marketing.

Other Alumni Involvement: Reunion Planning Committee

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