October 17, 2019

Townie Grad Robin Hathaway - Woman on the Move

Robin Hathaway EPHS '94

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The Global Adecco Group has issued a press release in May to announce the hiring of East Providence native, public speaker and local entertainment fixture Robin Hathaway as Branch Manager for its Rhode Island office. "Hathaway brings a wealth of diverse work experience to her new role including proficiencies in management, team building, recruiting, community engagement, public relations, business development and relationship management," said the company statement.

Prior to taking on the Branch Manager role, Hathaway was the Community Relationship Officer for The Washington Trust Company for which she served as an instructor on financial literacy for Rhode Island’s underserved communities and represented the bank in a variety of initiatives including affordable housing and community development.

Hathaway continues to participate in affordable housing initiatives and is involved with various local organizations that assist the state’s section 8 residents. Hathaway is a mentor for Year Up Providence, is an instructor at the Center for Women and Enterprise, and serves on the Rhode Island College Alumni Association board of directors as well as on the board for the East Providence Heritage Association.

Hathaway also runs a management company part-time, booking her own and two other music acts at large venues around New England and New York. The company also produces and promotes motivational events such as wellness talks and personal development seminars 2-3 times per year. Hathaway graduated from Rhode Island College with a BA in Communication and from Bryant University with a Master of Business Administration.

Hathaway has also had a successful career in entertainment. She performs with three regional tribute bands, one of which she manages, a Heart and Led Zeppelin tribute which was picked up by Live Nation to perform at their Tribute Fest at the Bold Point Park venue in East Providence on August 3.

When asked how she will fulfill the needs of her new role at Adecco, Hathaway replied “I plan to utilize every skill I’ve obtained over many years in work and in school as well as fully utilize my vast personal and professional network. I want everyone I know and their friends to know that I can help them or their company with their staffing needs. Although unemployment is at an all-time low, there are plenty of companies that still need to fill roles, and there are people that are still looking for that next opportunity. I am going to help do that for them,” Hathaway said.

Hathaway was also a sponsor for the RI College Book award and presented the award to two students at EPHS Class Day on June 3rd. "I Haven’t set foot in the high school auditorium in 25 years. Watching the graduating seniors come down the aisle made me tear up with Townie Pride," said Hathaway after the ceremony.

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