Eastern Bank Chair/CEO & Partnership Leadership Council member to deliver NECC commencement address
via Wicked Local
Bob Rivers, chair and CEO of Eastern Bank and Leadership Board member for the Lawrence Partnership, will be the featured speaker at Northern Essex Community College’s 57th annual commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. May 18 on the Haverhill Campus.
“I have long been an admirer of Bob, his story and the incredible community building and economic development work -- centered in principles of social justice -- that he and Eastern Bank have been doing locally and regionally,” said Lane Glenn, president of Northern Essex. “He’s been a strong supporter of community colleges and our mission, and he will be the perfect speaker for our grads.”
Rivers, a 37-year community banker who started his career as a teller and bank janitor in his hometown of Stoughton, believes that doing what’s right and smart means building a strong business that does good things to help people prosper.