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Lawrence Business Owner Joins Northern Essex Board of Trustees

Submitted by on December 14, 2022 – 4:56 pm

Haverhill, MA (December 14, 2022) – Evan Silverio, President and CEO of Silverio Insurance Agency in Lawrence, has been appointed to the Northern Essex Community College Board of Trustees by Governor Charlie Baker, effective immediately. Silverio also owns the Woodcome Insurance Agency in Leominster and Diverse Real Estate, LLC in Lawrence.

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Evan Silverio, President and CEO of Silverio Insurance Agency

After graduating from Wheaton College, Silverio got his start in the real estate business by working as a loan officer for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. He joined his family’s insurance agency a few years later. Silverio dramatically increased business for the agency while investing in dozens of local properties. In 2019, he officially purchased Silverio Insurance Agency from his parents and took over as President/CEO.

Silverio sees community college as an essential partner in improving communities, much as he has done with his businesses. “NECC’s commitment to constantly add to their curriculum subjects that are important in today’s job markets, both local and beyond, can lead to amazing opportunities for local employers to have a constant source of knowledgeable and trained staff right in their own backyard.”

Silverio has given back to his community in several volunteer roles. He served for three years as the chair of the Lawrence Redevelopment Authority and is currently on the Executive Committee for the Lawrence Partnership. He says he’s looking forward to continuing that work as the newest member of the Northern Essex Board of Trustees. “NECC has been an active participant in the constant fight for positive change within our communities,” he says. “Constantly taking on leadership roles, NECC has become a dependable and necessary organization, especially in both Lawrence and Haverhill.  To our communities, NECC is more than just a college.”

The college’s Board of Trustees includes nine members appointed by the governor to a maximum of two five-year terms, an alumni-elected member, who also serves a maximum of 10 years, and a student trustee who serves for two semesters.

Northern Essex Community College, the first Federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution in New England, is an education leader for the Merrimack Valley. Through a supportive learning environment and cultural inclusion, NECC embraces all identities and inspires initiative and excellence through top-notch, affordable certificate and associate degree programs online and at campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence. In addition, NECC offers many bachelor’s degree transfer options, workforce development, and community education classes and is host to the NECC Police Academy, MassHire Merrimack Valley, and Gallaudet University’s Regional Center for the deaf and hard of hearing. Visit Northern Essex online at