DANVERS, MA — Gabe Lopes, a global finance executive and East Boston native who now lives in Danvers with his wife and two children, is running for a spot on the Danvers School Board.
Lopes told Patch that the challenges of the COVID-19 health crisis and the impact of recent media coverage of racist incidents in the city inspired him to strive to give back to the city’s school system which has been his family’s home for the past. seven years.
“We considered Danvers a hidden gem and were fortunate enough to purchase a home in such a welcoming community,” Lopes said. “Family, community and education have always been very important to me and the past two years have been difficult for all of us.
“The impact of the pandemic on our students and their families, compounded by negative press involving our schools and our community, has motivated me to become a candidate for the open seat on the Danvers School Committee.”
Lopes is a graduate of Emerson College and earned his Masters of Business Administration from Northeastern Univesity with a focus on global leadership. He is currently Director of Sales for the Risk Intelligence and Economics group at S&P Global, Inc., where he led a sales team and partnered with Fortune 500 companies to help them assess economic conditions, geopolitical risks and the impact they may have. about their people, assets and markets.
“I will bring over 20 years of experience working with executives around the world to my daily interactions with everyone who cares about our schools,” he said. “I believe Danvers Public Schools’ best days are ahead of us.
“My goal is to bring a fresh perspective, positive energy, and a willingness to make tough decisions that will benefit our students, staff, and families. Your thoughts, ideas, and concerns are important to me, and I look forward to look forward to any opportunity to communicate with you ahead of the May 3 election.”
(Scott Souza is a Patch field editor covering Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, Peabody, Salem and Swampscott. He can be reached at Scott.Souza@Patch.com. Twitter: @Scott_Souza.)