Harold Mobley, Class of 1971

mobleyWhy did you choose history?

I truly believe that the roots of the present are deep in the past.  Learning about when, where, and why has always fascinated me.

What are you doing now?

I retired from Norfolk Southern Corporation as Vice President of Labor Relations in March 2012.

How have your history studies helped you in life?

I spent 30 years of my career in labor relations, a discipline which requires a tremendous amount of research, analysis and reporting–sounds just like history at work, doesn’t it?  Most importantly, history has helped me to understand people around me.