Don Cagigas has been the driving force behind the donation of the Bank One building to help set the plan in motion. Without his determination and perseverance, we would not be here today.
A native of Farrell, PA., Don Cagigas graduated from Youngstown State University and began his banking career in 1971. He became associated with Bank One as Senior Vice President of Funds and Investment Management in 1974, and was named Chairman and CEO of Bank One, Youngstown, NA in 1989, after serving as President and Chief Operating Officer for a year. When Bank One consolidated its affiliates throughout Ohio in May 1997, he was named President of the Mahoning Valley region for the new Bank One, NA.
Involved in virtually every facet of business in the greater Northeast Ohio area, Cagigas has long been associated with the Industrial Information Institute, the Ohio Foundation of independent Colleges, the Youngstown/Mahoning Valley United Way, the Youngstown State University Foundation, and serves as chairman of the Citizens Advisory Commission on Mahoning County Government. The recipient of numerous honors and awards, he has been especially proud of his affiliation with the Butler Institute of American Art and with its director, Dr. Louis Zona, and will now be able to point to another facility in which he has played a major role in achieving success.
Cagigas and his wife, Gloria, reside in Poland and are the parents of a grown son and daughter. It is with a great sense of pride that they join us in honoring him as an inductee of the Lou Holtz/ Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame.