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Univest Insurance Appoints Kristen Dougherty as Employee Benefits Practice Leader

Univest Insurance, LLC, a subsidiary of Univest Financial (NASDAQ: UVSP), recently announced the appointment of Kristen Dougherty as Senior Vice President and Employee Benefits Practice Leader. As Employee Benefits Practice Leader, she is responsible for leading a team of approximately 20 employee benefits consultants who serve as strategic partners for local businesses. Dougherty will guide the team in providing effective and comprehensive benefits plans aimed at attracting and retaining quality employees. She is also responsible for driving client growth.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kristen back to the Univest Insurance team,” said Ronald Flaherty, president, Univest Insurance, LLC. “The time she spent working on the carrier side of the business will serve her well as she leads our team of employee benefits consultants. Her vast knowledge and varied experience will help us provide customized employee benefit programs and innovative strategies that contribute to the overall success of a company.”

Dougherty brings more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry to her position and previously served in this same role at Univest Insurance from 2009 – 2016. Most recently, she served as Key Account Sales Executive for UnitedHealthcare.

Dougherty serves as a board member for the Greater Philadelphia Association of Health Underwriters and is a board trustee for Sacred Heart Academy in Bryn Mawr. Dougherty earned her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University. She resides in Wayne with her husband and two daughters.

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. Univest Insurance strives to serve as a strategic partner for its clients by providing truly comprehensive solutions that save time and resources, lower costs and increase productivity.

About Univest Financial Corporation
Univest Financial Corporation (UVSP), including its wholly-owned subsidiary Univest Bank and Trust Co. has approximately $6.4 billion in assets and $4.5 billion in assets under management and supervision through its Wealth Management lines of business as of June 30, 2021. 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 York, as well as in New Jersey and Maryland and online at

Insurance products offered through Univest Insurance, LLC are obligations of the issuing insurance companies, not obligations or deposits of or guaranteed by any bank and are not insured by the FDIC or any other agency of the United States. Insurance products are not a condition to any bank loan, product or service.