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Gonzalo Puigbo

Gonzalo Puigbó

CEO

Gonzalo joined SCC as CEO in June 2020 from the banking world, where he has over 20 years of experience. He is excited to guide SCC’s work and development into the future.

Gonzalo joins us from the banking industry, where he has over 20 years of experience, combining corporate knowledge  and entrepreneurial spirit with community impact. He began his banking career at Citizens Bank, where he worked for over 8 years and received the prestigious President’s Club Award for 2004 & 2005 for outstanding sales and community outreach.

In 2006, he moved to Eastern Bank as a Regional Sales Manager and received the 2012 Corporate Value award for his outstanding community involvement. Gonzalo most recently worked at People’s United Bank as the Vice President, CRA & Community Development Officer, covering the Northern New England Market.

Gonzalo is a passionate Servant Leader willing to help anyone along the way who needs help with financial services and education. He has taught over 500 homebuyer education seminars and over 100 financial education classes in order to give low income households and working folks the chance for financial independence.

He has volunteered with many non-profit organizations and was Chair of the Board of Directors at Compass Working Capital and is the current Co-Chair of MCBC’s Lending Committee. In 2012, his alma mater Framingham State University presented him with the Alumni Achievement Award for his outstanding work in our local communities.

Originally from Venezuela, Gonzalo always dreamed of moving to the US, finishing college, building his own enterprise, and raising a family. He has been able to accomplish that and much more and is grateful for the opportunities he has found in this country and community. Gonzalo is thrilled to be joining SCC at such an exciting time. He looks forward to working with the staff and board and getting to know the community. Because of SCC’s values and commitment to equity and inclusion, he feels right at home already.

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Members of the community in Somerville, MA come together for an illuminated walk to bring attention to gentrification and housing affordability in East Somerville. Produced in collaboration with the Somerville Community Corporation and Mister Francis. Written, directed, and edited by Andrew Eldridge. Produced by Elizabeth Eldridge, Andrew Eldridge.

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Somerville sits on the original homelands of the Massachusett, Wampanoag, Naumkeag, and Nipmuc tribal nations. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land on which we live and work.

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