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Photo of Ross, seating and smiling at the camera. He has red hair and a short beard, is wearing glasses and a purple button-down shirt.Ross V. Stoltz, Marist '04

Ross majored in Communications with a concentration in Multimedia; today he works for Wurth USA.

What has your career path been to this point?

I manage the weekly eblast campaigns, maintaining retargeting campaigns, managing site search results, assisting with front end website designs and design for online marketing campaigns. I also work with the rest of the web team to optimize the overall customer experience on and continue to support the video team as necessary. I began my employment with Wurth in 2012 as a Web Content Editor. I was responsible for writing content for products and e-blasts, as well as editing articles for the website. I helped to test most of our website updates including the site search and our responsive functionality. Later, I began working with the corporate video team in 2016 on writing scripts, shooting, and editing videos. Prior employment included working at Harden Furniture for 8 years. While there I held the role of Graphic Design Support and later became the company’s Communications and Web Manager. Outside of Wurth and when not spending time with my family I devote much of my life to expanding the membership and increasing the presence of Freemasonry in New York State. The purpose of Freemasonry is to place emphasis on the individual man by strengthening his character, improving his moral and spiritual outlook and broadening horizons.

Can you share an experience from your time at HRVI that stands out as meaningful?

Attending any historical events. It really helped me to appreciate the history of what makes the United States such a great country.

How has your experience at HRVI helped you advance your professional pursuits since graduating from Marist?

Being able to work for HRVI gave me the real-life ability to experience a professional career while still in college. It gave me the satisfying feeling that I was making a difference in the world while furthering both my personal skills and the mission of the HRVI.

Do you have any advice for future HRVI interns based on your time at HRVI and your experience in your professional field?

Do not let anything or anyone get in the way of your passions. If you feel it deep down in your heart it means it was meant for you. The one regret you will have in life is not chasing a dream.