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Get to know, Bill Wilson, Senior Vice President and Director of Asset Based Lending

Tell us about your professional experience.
I started my career in financial services at Citizens Bank in Providence, Rhode Island in 1986 before moving to Mellon Bank in Philadelphia in the early 1990’s. For the last 28 years I worked at Bank of America in the Asset Based Lending group rising to the level of Senior Vice President/Senior Account officer. I began my career at Bank of America as a field examiner responsible for examining the books and records of existing and prospective clients before becoming an Account Officer where I was responsible for managing a portfolio of…


Univest Announces Expansion into Maryland and Hiring of Matt Cohen as Market President

Univest recently announced it is expanding into Maryland with a focus on Baltimore and the surrounding areas. Matt Cohen has been hired to serve as Market President for Maryland. Matt joins Univest from a regional bank where he served as Business Banking Regional Manager for Baltimore.

Work is currently underway to identify a location to serve as Univest’s regional headquarters. In addition to building out a commercial lending team, Matt will be working with Univest’s various lines of business to ensure Univest’s full suite of financial products and services are brought into this new…


Univest Announces Expansion into Western PA and Hiring of Chris Trombetta as Market President

Univest recently announced it is expanding into western Pennsylvania, specifically the greater Pittsburgh market, with the hiring of Chris Trombetta who will serve as Market President of Univest’s Western PA region. Chris joins Univest from a Pittsburgh regional bank where he served as SVP and Commercial Banking Team Leader for Western PA. Work is currently underway to identify a location to serve as Univest’s regional headquarters. In addition to building out a commercial lending team, Chris will be working with Univest’s various lines of business to ensure Univest’s full suite of financial products and services are brought…


Welcome Stephen Bamberski, Mortgage Loan Officer

Get to know Stephen:

Name: Stephen Bamberski
Current title: Mortgage Loan Officer, Univest Bank and Trust Co.

What helps you succeed in your role?
As a Mortgage Loan Officer, I must be customer-centric and detail-oriented with complete knowledge of the product to guide the client to the right product for their specific needs.

Tell us about your professional experience.
Prior to Univest, I worked at Santander Bank as a Senior Mortgage Development Officer for 14 years.

Are you actively involved in your community?
I serve as a coach and…


Welcome Todd Feder, CFA, CFP®

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Name: Todd Feder, CFA, CFP®
Current title: Vice President and Senior Retirement Plan Consultant at Girard, a Univest Wealth Division

What is your specialty or area of focus?
I focus on helping businesses with their retirement plans enabling employees to save for retirement. I have more than 10 years of experience within the retirement planning segment, and I maintain specific licenses and professional designations that enable me to provide these services.

Tell us about your professional experience
I have more than 23 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, I was a Managing Director for National Life.

I graduated…


Welcome Christine Dyche

Get to know Christine:

Name: Christine Dyche
Current title: SVP and Relationship Manager at Univest Bank and Trust Co.

What is your specialty or area of focus?
I am a senior vice president in the commercial real estate division. I have more than 25 years of commercial real estate lending experience in the Greater Philadelphia market.

Tell us about your professional experience
Most recently, I worked as a senior vice president of commercial real estate for Bryn Mawr Trust. I received a bachelor’s degree in finance from DeSales University.


Univest Names Patrick McCormick as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

Univest Bank and Trust Co. is excited to announce the appointment of Patrick McCormick as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. Patrick replaces Duane Brobst who is retiring from the Chief Credit Officer role after more than 30 years with Univest.

“We are excited to welcome Patrick to the Univest Family and look forward to his contributions as a member of our senior leadership team,” said Mike Keim, President, Univest Bank and Trust Co. “Patrick’s extensive experience in credit policy and credit risk management will be integral as we continue to grow our…


Welcome Michael Burke

Get to know Michael:

Name: Michael Burke
Current title: VP and Relationship Manager at Univest Bank and Trust Co.

What is your specialty or area of focus?
My focus has been on building customer-centric relationships in the commercial & industrial and commercial real estate industries in South Central PA. The approach I take to interacting with clients, prospects, employees and friends is very important to me. I was excited to learn that Univest’s culture aligned with my own style. Two of my favorite Univest fundamentals are: “always do the right thing” and “practice servant leadership.”

Tell us about your professional experience
I have 12 years…


Welcome Deirdre McLaughlin

Get to know Deirdre:

Name: Deirdre McLaughlin
Current title: Credit Analyst at Univest Capital, Inc.

What is your specialty or area of focus?
Most of my focus in this role will be on reviewing and assessing the credit risk of commercial business transactions. Additionally, I will be a point contact for brokers and syndication partners.

Tell us about your professional experience
I have more than 20 years of experience in the commercial finance industry. I have been involved in multiple industries with a large range of transaction sizes so I’m versatile and capable of handling a large variety of opportunities. I excel in developing and…


Welcome Allison Froelich

Get to know Allison:

Name: Allison Froelich

Current title: AVP and Agricultural Lender, Univest Bank and Trust Co.

What is your specialty or area of focus?

As an agricultural lender, I assist farmers with their financial needs. I assess profit and loss, equity, and production. My specialty is working with local dairy farmers. I have worked on dairy farms for many years.   

Tell us about your professional experience

I have nearly six years of experience in agricultural lending. Most recently, I worked…

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