Univest Opens New 10,000-Square-Foot Lehigh Valley Regional Office
Pictured (left to right):Glenn Block, South Whitehall Township commissioner; Father Cliff Bishop, Our Lady Help of Christians Rectory; Tori Morgan, president, South Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners; Ed Hughes, president Mortgage Banking, Univest Bank and Trust Co.; Dr. Percy Dougherty, Lehigh County commissioner; Jeff Schweitzer, president and CEO, Univest Corporation; Leon Moyer, president and CEO, Univest Bank and Trust Co.; Kenneth Hochstetler, president Wealth Management, Univest Bank and Trust Co. and Univest Investments, Inc.; Philip Jackson, president Corporate Banking, Univest Bank and Trust Co.; David Kepler, executive vice president Corporate Banking, Univest Bank and Trust Co; Paige Brogan, local government liaison for State Representative Ryan Mackenzie; Matt Szuchyt, local government liaison for State Senator Pat Browne; Hugh Connelly, president Univest Capital Inc.
SOUDERTON, Pa., January 15, 2014 – Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ: UVSP) celebrated the opening of its new Lehigh Valley Regional Office in the Tilghman Square Shopping Center at 4680 Broadway Road, Allentown, Pa., with a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony.
Local dignitaries including Matt Szuchyt, local government liaison for State Senator Pat Browne; Paige Brogan, local government liaison for State Representative Ryan Mackenzie; Lehigh County Commissioner Percy Dougherty; and Tori Morgan, president of the South Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners joined Univest executives for the event. Father Bishop of Our Lady Help of Christians Rectory was also present to deliver a dedication prayer.
The office houses 31 employees and has space for up to 20 additional employees in the future. The Lehigh Valley team will serve the community with a full range of financial solutions including corporate banking, wealth management, equipment financing, mortgage banking, personal and business insurance, retirement planning services and municipal pension services. Univest and the construction project’s general contractor, Larken Associates, invested more than $2 million to complete the building’s construction and to support the ongoing development and growth in the local community.
“While Univest has been present in the Lehigh Valley since 2008, we are very excited for the opening of this regional office because it provides us the opportunity to better serve the financial needs of this community,” said Jeff Schweitzer, president and chief executive officer, Univest Corporation, “This new building demonstrates Univest’s strategic commitment to the Lehigh Valley and our belief in the strength and vitality of one of Pennsylvania’s fastest growing regions. Residents, businesses and nonprofits can count on Univest for their financial needs, as well as our commitment to the needs of the community.”
For more information about Univest Corporation and its subsidiaries, please visit www.univest.net.
About Univest Corporation of PA
Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (UVSP), including its wholly-owned subsidiary, Univest Bank and Trust Co., Member FDIC, has $2.2 billion in assets and $2.5 billion in assets under management and supervision. Headquartered in Souderton, Pa. and founded in 1876, the Corporation and its subsidiaries provide a full range of financial solutions for consumers, businesses, municipalities and nonprofit organizations in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Univest delivers these services through a network of 40 offices in southeastern Pennsylvania extending to the Lehigh Valley, Maryland and online at www.univest.net.