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Univest Appoints James Sanders as Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager

Univest Bank and Trust Co. recently announced the appointment of James Sanders as senior vice president and relationship manager. Sanders brings a breadth of knowledge, experience, and a vast network to his role. He will help business owners and executives solve challenges and meet their financing needs.

Sanders has more than 14 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, he was vice president of commercial and industrial lending at Customers Bank. Sanders earned a bachelor’s degree from Virginia State University and went on to receive a Master of Business Administration degree from Temple University. Sanders is active in the local community and currently serves as a member of the Association for Corporate Growth’s Philadelphia chapter. Additionally, he sits on boards for The Enterprise Center, Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority and the Montgomery County Community College Foundation. He resides in Montgomery County, Pa.

Get to know James:

What is your specialty or area of focus and what qualities do you have that make you good at what you do?
Throughout my career I have worked with small business owners, mid-size, family-owned businesses, flagship franchises, construction, furniture, technology, professional services, manufacturing, real estate, logistics and many others. I have also worked with large enterprises including publicly traded companies, government agencies (local, state, and federal), Universities, Hospitals and other anchor institutions on their supply chain solutions to expand their vendor network. To that end, I bring a breadth of knowledge, experience and a vast network to help business leaders, executives and owners solve challenges.

What do you like to do outside of work?
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, fitness, reading non-fiction books, mentoring and coaching. I also like baking cookies and cooking big meals.

Do you have a favorite quote or motto that you live by?
My favorite quote is, “A man is what he thinks about all day long” by Ralph Waldo Emerson. A motto that I live by is to “Listen and learn before you speak.”

Other personal details?
I’m happily married with three children and one grandchild.


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