Alumni Awardee: William Park ’95
Just after graduating from Gordon, Bill Park was hired at State Street Bank and Trust Company’s Boston office. When he became the Korea branch manager in 2005, he was the youngest country manager in the firm’s history. In his most recent role as senior managing director, he grew the size and scope of that office, helping South Korea become one of the most important markets for State Street.
As a member of State Street Corporation’s Asia Pacific Leadership Team and as Asia-Pacific chair of State Street’s Global Giving Campaign, Bill led his colleagues in Seoul to support Yeomyung School, an alternative middle and high school focused on educating North Korean refugee students. After two decades with State Street, Bill stepped down in June of 2015 to use his leadership experience and entrepreneurial drive to pursue the establishment of a hedge fund, a project for which he remains in Seoul.
At Homecoming and Family Weekend this year, Bill was recognized as the Young Alumnus of the Year for his life of servant leadership and significant contribution to his workplace and community.