Bob Giannino

Chief Executive Officer

Panelist: Bob

Bob is Chief Executive Officer of uAspire, a national leader in providing college affordability services to young people and families, with local operations in Massachusetts (Boston, Springfield, Lawrence and Fall River) and the San Francisco Bay Area (San Francisco & Oakland), and training partnerships reaching more than 26 other states.

Under Bob’s leadership, uAspire has been recognized for the important role it plays on issues of college access, success and affordability. Since 2010, uAspire received the Organization of Excellence Award by the National College Access Network, was named a Social Innovator by Root Cause, was recognized by Opportunity Knocks as one of nation’s “Best Non-Profits to
Work For” and the Boston Foundation for “exceptional non-profit leadership”, and by Year Up as recipient of its Urban Empowerment Award.

As the first in his family to attend college, a product of the Somerville (MA) Public Schools, and a graduate of Harvard College, Bob knows the vital role that strong financial aid advice and minimizing debt plays in ensuring a strong economic future. He resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

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