Leadership Awards Dinner 2010

On behalf of Pace Law School’s faculty and many students, thank you for supporting the School’s Sixteenth Annual Leadership Awards Dinner. This year’s dinner, honoring Liliane and Christian Haub and Thomas H. Welby ’85, raised over $170,000. 


christianhaub.jpgChristian W. E. Haub is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P), the Montvale, New Jersey - based operator of more than 400 supermarkets in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Mr. Haub joined the Company in 1991, and held various roles including Chief Operating Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer.  He was elected Chairman of the Board in April 2001, and became Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors in August 2005. Christian is a Partner and Co-Chief Executive Officer of The Tengelmann Group, Mülheim, Germany, one of the world’s largest, family-owned, operator of diverse retail businesses and is the leading shareholder of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., Inc. Mr. Haub is a member of the Board of Directors of Metro, Inc., Montreal, Canada and a member of the Board of Trustees of Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA.  He is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of The Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and a member of their Advisory Board for the Center of Excellence in Responsible Business.  Mr. Haub is a member of the YPO (Young President’s Organization) Fairchester, CT. Born in Tacoma, Washington in 1964, Christian is a graduate of the University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria, with a master’s degree in Social and Economic Sciences.

Member of the Advisory Board of the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole; member of the Elizabeth Haub Foundation Board.jpgLiliane A. Haub was born in Thal, Switzerland. She graduated from the European Management Academy in Vienna, Austria in 1986 with a degree in Business Administration. Subsequently she attended the “Works of Art” program at Sotheby’s in London, and then joined the auction house of Habsburg Feldman as a fine art cataloger for Impressionist and Modern Art in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1989, she transferred with Habsburg Feldman to their New York office. Today she is a full-time mother of four. Liliane serves on the board of the Ruckelshaus Institute for Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming and on the advisory committee of the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole. She also is very active with Fast Forward LLC, a non-profit organization established by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in order to accelerate the development of treatments for MS.

Tom-Welby.jpgThomas H. Welby is both an attorney and a professional engineer, with extensive experience in the construction industry.  His law practice focuses almost exclusively on construction-related matters, representing contractors, subcontractors, owners, engineers, architects, suppliers and sureties, in both the private and public sectors. Tom is the Managing Partner of Welby, Brady & Greenblatt, LLP, a White Plains-based law firm with a tri-state regional practice that encompasses construction law, real estate development law and labor law.  Several of the firm’s partners, associates and law clerks hail from Pace Law School.  As an Adjunct Professor at Pace Law School, and an Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering at Manhattan College, Tom has developed and taught several courses including Construction Law, Engineering Practice, Construction Management, and Engineering Economy. He was a Construction Executive, Estimator, Consulting Engineer, Field Engineer and Superintendent for 15 years prior to entering the practice of law. Tom is admitted to practice law in both New York and Connecticut, as well as before several federal bars.  As both an Arbitrator and Mediator with the American Arbitration Association, he is an avid proponent of Alternative Dispute Resolution. In addition to his Juris Doctor Degree from Pace Law School, Tom holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College, a Master of Science Degree in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering from New York University, a Master of Arts Degree in Business Administration from New Mexico Highlands University, and a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and a Certificate in Construction Management from the Polytechnic Institute of New York. Tom is a member of the Board of Visitors of Pace Law School, as well as the Forum on the Construction Industry of the American Bar Association, the New York State Society of Professional Engineers and the Construction Industry Council.  He is the founder and former Chairman of the Construction Law Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association.


Delores Scott Brathwaite, Esq. ‘84
Thomas R. Lalla, Jr., Esq.
John J. Rapisardi, Esq. ‘82


Professor Nicholas A. Robinson
Lillian Krusz Welby, Esq.