Girard R. Sargent

President, Citizens

Jerry Sargent is president of Citizens Bank, Massachusetts and head of the Northeast Region that includes New England and New York State, leads the state president organization and co-chairs the Commercial Board of Advisors. His background spans the entire commercial banking business and includes leading the bank’s middle market business platform across its 11-state footprint, the mid-corporate business for Northeast and heading the community giving board for New England. Jerry is also a principal in Citizens Capital Markets, Inc., the firm’s broker dealer.

Jerry has long held an interest in improving the vitality of the Massachusetts economy as a resident and business leader. Today he serves on the executive committee of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, chairing its Membership Committee. In 2011 Governor Deval Patrick appointed him to the Massachusetts Economic Development Planning Council. He was named by the Boston Business Journal as one of the 50 most influential leaders in Boston. Jerry formerly served as the chairman of MassEcon as well as board members of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Association, Massachusetts Business Roundtable and Boston Financial Services Leadership Council.

He stays civically active by serving on the board of overseers of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston and board of directors at Camp Harbor View. He was a former member of the board of trustees of the New England Baptist Hospital, board member of United Way of Massachusetts Bay, and board of overseers of the Boston Children’s Hospital.

Jerry is a graduate of Bowdoin College with a bachelor of arts degree in economics and holds securities licenses 24, 63 and 79.

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