Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Eastern Bankshares, Inc. and Vice Chair, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Eastern Bank
James B. Fitzgerald is the Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Eastern Bankshares, Inc. and Vice Chair, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Eastern Bank. Since joining Eastern in 2012, his responsibilities have included managing the Finance, Legal, Technology, Operations and General Services groups. He brings nearly 37 years of experience in the financial services industry to Eastern Bank. In 2009, Mr. Fitzgerald co-founded and was chief financial officer for NBH Holdings Corp., the bank holding company for Bank Midwest NA of Kansas City. Prior to that, Mr. Fitzgerald served as an executive vice president and chief financial officer at Citizens Financial Group for eight years. He began his career as a financial leader in mergers and acquisitions at First Fidelity Bancorp, Citizens Financial Group and Washington Mutual. Mr. Fitzgerald currently serves as a trustee of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Association, a trustee of SBERA, and serves on the board of the Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center. Mr. Fitzgerald earned his bachelor’s degree in finance at Lehigh University and his MBA at Fordham University.