Montserrat College of Art Welcomes Richard Yagjian as New Member to Board of Trustees

May 20, 2016

Richard Yagjian is the Executive Vice-President of WB Hunt Company, Inc., d/b/a Hunt’s Photo & Video. He has more than 40 years of broad-based retail leadership experience at the sales, management and executive levels spanning specialty, mass merchant and soft-goods retailing as well as more than six years representing photo industry manufacturers in both sales and management.

Yagjian is a Member on the Board of Directors at North Shore Bank, the Chair on the Board of Trustees at North Shore Community College a Member of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees at Essex National Heritage Commission, a Member at PRO Buying Group, a Board Member at North Shore Community College Foundation Board and the Chairman at Retirement Board, City of Peabody, MA. Previously he was the President of the Board of Trustees at Essex National Heritage Commission, Treasurer and Board Director at PMA New England, Second Vice-President at Association of Imaging Executives, Corporator at North Shore Bank, Board Director at Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives and Territorial Vice-President at Photo Marketing Association International.

“Education in all forms is crucial for our society and the arts contribute immensely to satiating our cultural thirst,” said Yagjian. “Creativity and the need for individual expression is critical both in business and the arts and in many ways my interests, education and career intersect with much of what Montserrat College of Art offers to its students. I look forward, with pleasure, to serve as Trustee and I eagerly anticipate learning from and contributing to Montserrat’s community.”