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Univest Builds Western Pennsylvania Team with Addition of Two Female Banking Professionals


Univest Builds Western Pennsylvania Team with Addition of

Two Female Banking Professionals


Brittany Bowers and Karen Teams will support Univest’s expansion efforts


September 26, 2022 - Univest Financial Corporation (Univest) announces the hiring of two female banking professionals as it builds its team serving Western Pennsylvania. Univest welcomes Brittany Bowers as Senior Vice President and Senior Credit Officer and Karen Teams as Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager, Commercial Banking.  

“We are pleased to welcome Karen and Brittany to Univest as we build out our Western PA team,” said Chris Trombetta, Univest Market President, Western PA. “I am excited to again be working with Karen. Her breadth of experience in commercial lending makes her a great fit to serve businesses in the region, and having Brittany join us as senior credit officer for our region will allow us to address the needs of local businesses effectively and efficiently.”

A 33-year banking industry veteran, Teams joins from a Pittsburgh regional bank where she was Vice President of Corporate Banking. “I was drawn to Univest for its values and the strong need for a nimble, relationship-driven bank in our region,” said Teams. “During my career, I was mentored by some of the best minds in the banking business, so I learned the value of being a trusted advisor to my clients to help their businesses grow and succeed. I have a passion for commercial lending and am excited to help bring the Univest culture to Western PA.”

Teams is active in her local community, volunteering with Legacies Alive whose mission is to strengthen and support Gold Star families of American service members. A Pittsburgh area native, she graduated from Robert Morris University with a degree in Business Management. She resides in Beaver County with her husband.  

Bowers also joins from a Pittsburgh regional bank where she spent 14 years of her career, most recently serving as Vice President, Special Assets Officer. “I am eager to serve businesses in our community,” she said. “Listening, analyzing and finding the best solution for customers drives me in the work I do, and I’m excited knowing Univest can provide unique and tailored solutions to help allow the businesses we work with to thrive.”

Bowers graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Bowers and her three children reside in Indiana County.


About Univest Financial Corporation

Univest Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: UVSP), including its wholly owned subsidiary Univest Bank and Trust Co., Member FDIC, has approximately $6.7 billion in assets and $4.1 billion in assets under management and supervision through its Wealth Management lines of business at June 30, 2022. 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 and online at

Univest Bank and Trust Co. is Member FDIC,  Equal Housing, Opportunity and SBA Preferred Lender.

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