Dorothy Savarese
CHAIR and CEO, Cape Cod 5

After an early career in economic development, Dorothy Savarese joined Cape Cod 5 as a commercial lender over 25 years ago. Today, she is CEO and Chair of Cape Cod 5, which employs over 550 people at 26 locations and has been recognized as one of American Banker’s Best Banks to Work For and by the Boston Globe Magazine as a Top Place to Work and a Top 100 Women-Led Business.  

The former chair of the Massachusetts Bankers Association, the American Bankers Association and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Board, Dorothy was appointed by the Federal Reserve Board to serve as the president of their Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC) for 2021 and 2020.  She also currently serves as Chair of the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC) for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.  Dorothy holds an MBA from Suffolk University.