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Univest Insurance Appoints James Devine as HR Practice Leader

Univest Insurance, a subsidiary of Univest Bank and Trust Co., recently announced the appointment of Jim Devine as senior vice president and human resources (HR) practice leader. In his role, Devine is responsible for managing the agency’s comprehensive HR consulting services. Devine and his team will function as strategic partners for Univest Insurance clients by providing HR solutions that save time and resources allowing companies to reduce costs and increase productivity.

As an attorney and human resources executive, Devine has served in various legal and human resources capacities throughout his career and brings more than 25 years of experience to his role. Devine previously served as President and CEO of the MidAtlantic Employers’ Association “MEA,” a member-based organization serving a community of over 500 employers in the mid-Atlantic region.

Most recently he was the director of HR compliance for Olympus Corporation of the Americas in Center Valley, Pa. His vast industry knowledge includes workplace policy development and HR compliance. He has developed and delivered numerous training programs focused on a variety of compliance-related topics, ranging from harassment awareness and prevention to ethics and integrity best practices.

“At Univest Insurance we strive to serve as a strategic partner for our clients by providing truly comprehensive solutions,” said Ron Flaherty, president of Univest Insurance. “We are excited to welcome Jim as the leader of our HR practice. Our clients will benefit from his extensive industry experience and ability to provide solutions that improve efficiency and productivity.”

Devine earned a J.D. from the Widener University School of Law and an M.B.A. from Saint Joseph’s University. In addition, Devine is a graduate of the LEADERSHIP Philadelphia program and has completed leadership programs developed by Gallup, Goodwin Associates and The Center for Creative Leadership. Devine is currently an instructor at DeSales University and member of the Board of their Forum for Ethics in the Workplace. He resides in Devon, Pa.

As one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the Mid-Atlantic region, Univest Insurance is a leader in providing commercial insurance, employee benefits solutions and HR consulting to businesses in the Greater Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley.


About Univest Financial Corporation

Univest Financial Corporation (UVSP), including its wholly-owned subsidiary Univest Bank and Trust Co., Member FDIC, has approximately $6.1 billion in assets and $3.6 billion in assets under management and supervision through its wealth management lines of business at June 30, 2020. Headquartered in Souderton, Pa. and founded in 1876, the Corporation and its subsidiaries provide a full range of financial solutions for individuals, businesses, municipalities and nonprofit organizations primarily in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Univest delivers these services through a network of more than 50 offices in southeastern Pennsylvania extending to the Lehigh Valley and Lancaster, as well as in New Jersey and Maryland and online at www.univest.net.