Nancy Huntington Stager
Executive Vice President of Human Resources & Charitable Giving — Eastern Bank
Nancy Huntington Stager leads Eastern Bank’s Human Resources Division, as well as Eastern’s Corporate and Charitable Foundation operations and initiatives, and serves as Eastern’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. Having joined the bank in 1995, Nancy has actively shaped the culture the bank enjoys today, consistently one of the Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work,” as well as the bank’s reputation in the communities of eastern Massachusetts, southern and coastal New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. She guides efforts to ensure that the bank retains a welcoming environment in which all colleagues can be their authentic selves and work closely with one another to best serve the needs of our customers. She has also reached beyond the four walls of the bank to lead change within the communities that Eastern serves in terms of time, talent, and treasure.
Nancy’s 30+ years of human resource management experience lends itself to directing the bank’s talent acquisition, talent management, learning & development, diversity & inclusion, employee relations, compensation, benefits, HCMS, and payroll. As Eastern’s executive officer for the bank’s foundations for more than 15 years, she is dedicated to creating robust programming to celebrate and assist our communities, as well as serving as a strong advocate for social justice causes championed by the bank aimed at creating a better, fairer, more sustainable world.
Eastern’s near $100MM Charitable Foundation remains focused on the communities of eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, providing over $7MM in grants to more than 1600 local organizations last year. Nancy has championed Eastern’s latest initiative, the Foundation for Business Equity, which launches in July 2017, and seeks to mitigate wealth and income disparities by facilitating business growth in established Enterprises of Color, through capacity building and supplier partnerships, and community transformative development in Massachusetts, as well as New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
She has received numerous awards for her leadership in HR, D&I, and community outreach, most recently from the Boston Business Journal with the Lifetime Achievement Award as a Leader in Diversity; from the YWCA Boston with her induction to their Academy of Women Achievers; and most recently the Medal of Honor from the National Center for Race Amity in November of 2016.