TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
IndusPad, 46 Stafford Street, Lawrence, MA 01841
Join other business and community leaders from Lawrence, Essex County and the Commonwealth of MA, as we discuss economic opportunities and successes in our area!
Lunch will be provided
This is our 6th Annual Meeting, and promises to be as full of energy, ideas, and great networks as the previous 5, welcoming well over 400 guests, scores of high profile sponsors, and engaging and inspiring speakers.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be a part of the innovative work of the Lawrence Partnership and the gathering momentum underway in Lawrence by being involved in this event.
David Tibbetts Economic Impact Award
Robert F. Rivers
Chair and CEO, Eastern Bank
A 37-year community banker who started his career as a teller, Bob is Chair and CEO of Eastern Bank, America’s oldest and largest mutual bank and the largest independent community bank headquartered in Massachusetts with $11 billion in assets and over 120 locations. He is also Chair of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable and The Dimock Center.
Bob is involved extensively in the community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Jobs for Mass, and The Lowell Plan. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees of Stonehill College, the Board of Corporators of Lowell General Hospital, the Advisory Boards of the Lawrence Partnership and JFK Library Foundation, and is a member of the City of Boston’s Women’s Workforce Council, in addition to providing support and guidance to numerous other non-profit organizations. Bob has been named among the Top 10 “Most Influential People in Boston” by Boston Magazine, and to the Boston Business Journal Power 50 list for the last three years.
Named after the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Bob’s passion for advocating for social justice causes and sustainability issues is the result of a personal and professional journey that began early in his life. Bob has been recognized by many organizations for his work in championing diversity and social justice, including The Boston Globe, The Partnership, Get Konnected!, Color Magazine, the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), the Asian American Civic Association (AACA), Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA), El Planeta, the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, The Theater Offensive, and MassINC.