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Robert Rivers

Vice Chairman at Eastern Bank Corporation and President and Chief Operating Officer at Eastern Bank

Bob is Vice Chairman of Eastern Bank Corporation and President and Chief Operating Officer of Eastern Bank, the largest independent bank headquartered in Massachusetts, and the oldest and largest mutual bank in the United States, with almost $9 billion in assets and 114 offices, where he is directly responsible for all lines of business; in addition, he is Chairman of Eastern Insurance Group, a wholly-owned agency subsidiary. Bob began his 32-year banking career as a teller at Randolph Savings Bank in his hometown of Stoughton, Massachusetts, followed by various roles of increasing responsibility at Old Stone Bank in Rhode Island, M&T Bank in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, and Commercial Federal Bank in Nebraska. He is involved extensively in the community, serving on several non-profit boards in Boston, and on the South Shore and Merrimack Valley. Named after the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Bob’s passion for advocating for social justice causes and sustainability issues and his work in championing greater board and senior management diversity has been recognized by The Boston Globe, The Partnership, Get Konnected!, Color Magazine, the Massachusetts Immigration & Refugee Advocacy Coalition, the Asian American Civic Association, ALPFA, and El Planeta.