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Boston College School of Social Work
Center for Social Innovation


Lunch with an Entrepreneur: Richard Gavegnano

Join the Shea Center for lunch with East Boston Savings Bank President and CEO, Richard Gavegnano! Hear about his journey as an entrepreneur, engage in a lively discussion, and network with Richard & fellow students interested in entrepreneurship.

Richard J. Gavegnano is not your typical Chairman, CEO and President of a $4 billion financial institution. Looking back, he has come a long way from his early years of growing up in East Boston with a single mother and immigrant grandparents. His family’s diligent work ethic is a big influence in his life, and to this day, these values are still deeply imbedded in his character. Mr. Gavegnano’s affiliation with EBSB began in 1974, first as a corporator, trustee and then as the lead independent director. His reign as Chairman of the Board began in 2003, and in 2007 he was elected CEO of the Bank. He was appointed President of EBSB in March 2014.