Robert F. Rivers has been the chair and chief executive officer of Eastern Bank since 2017. He joined Eastern Bank in 2006 as its vice chair and chief banking officer, and he became president in 2007, chief operating officer in 2012, and an Eastern Bank director in 2017. Prior to Eastern Bank, Rivers was the executive vice president for retail banking at the former Commercial Federal Bank in Omaha, Neb., and he also held a number of staff and line leadership positions at M&T Bank in Buffalo, N.Y. Rivers currently serves as the board chair of the Dimock Center, a Boston-based health care and human services provider. He is a member of the executive committee of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, and a trustee of Stonehill College. He also serves on the board of the Lowell Plan, the leadership council of the Lawrence Partnership, the board of advisors of the JFK Library Foundation, and the Boston Women’s Workforce Council.