Gilda Nogueira

Gilda Nogueira
East Cambridge Savings Bank, Cambridge, Mass.
President and Chief Executive Officer

Gilda M. Nogueira has served East Cambridge Savings Bank for 40 years.  She began as a part-time teller and now serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank and its holding company, 1854 Bancorp.  East Cambridge Savings Bank, established in 1854, is a $1.0 billion Massachusetts state-chartered savings bank.  Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Bank operates 10 full-service banking centers, as well as an education training facility at Cambridge Rindge and Latin (High) School.  In addition, Gilda also serves as President of East Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation.  

Gilda is a strong industry advocate and demonstrates her passion and belief in the responsibility of buisiness leaders giving back to the communities they are a part of through personal example.  Gilda is past chair of the Massachusetts Bankers Association (2016-2017), member of the American Bankers Association Banker Advocacy and Grassroots Committee; Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC), and President of the Federal Reserve’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council at a national level representing the First District; and member of the Board of the Depositors Insurance Fund.  Gilda supports numerous causes and organizations focused on improving the quality of life in the communities served by the bank.  She is past president of the Somerville Rotary Club and continues her membership on the Rotary Club of Somerville as Board Member and Secretary, serves the Cambridge YMCA as member of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer, Advisory Board Member of Little Sisters of the Poor, and is passionate for helping those less fortunate, be it as a volunteer cook or by helping the homeless by preparing care packages for distribution by local organizations.

Gilda is a graduate of Lesley University, and a graduate of the National School of Banking – America’s Community Bankers at Fairfield University, and the New England School of Banking – Massachusetts Bankers Association at Babson.

Gilda has received various awards including Bankers and Tradesman “Women of Fire” (2013); Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International (2014); Girl Scouts “Lady Baden-Powell Award” (2015); Good Neighbor/Community Hero Award by the New England Financial Marketing Association (NEFMA) (2016); and named in Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by The Commonwealth Institute and the Boston Globe Magazine (2017).

Though modest about her professional accomplishments, she is quick to voice both pride and appreciation of her family.  She is a mother of four adult children and a grandmother of seven. Gilda resides in Medford, Massachusetts with her husband of 38 years.