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Univest Insurance Appoints Ryan M. Barbacane as Senior Vice President and Commercial Lines Sales Manager

SOUDERTON, Pa., October 20, 2016 - Univest Insurance, a Ryan Barbacane subsidiary of Univest Bank and Trust Co., recently appointed Ryan M. Barbacane to senior vice president and Commercial Lines sales manager. He will lead a team of insurance brokers and producers serving the Greater Philadelphia region. In addition, he is responsible for sales and performance management, business development, strategic planning, and resource development. Barbacane holds a degree in Business Management from Lynchburg College. He is a board member for the General Building and Contractors Association and serves as treasurer of the Italian Social Club of West Chester.

“At Univest, Ryan will use his vast industry knowledge and expertise to consult with business owners and decision makers, listen to their challenges and align the right insurance solutions to meet their needs,” said Ron Flaherty, president of Univest Insurance, Inc. “Ryan’s leadership will enable us to help mid- and large-market businesses find an affordable solution that delivers an appropriate risk management program to meet their needs.”

Barbacane brings more than 15 years of experience in the industry to Univest Insurance, one of the largest independent agencies in the region. He previously worked as assistant vice president for the global, professional services firm, Marsh, which is a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies. He also previously served as a commercial insurance broker and producer and a business development executive for Conner Strong & Buckelew, one of America’s largest insurance brokerage, risk management and employee benefits brokerage and consulting firms. Barbacane holds his Property & Casualty Insurance Producer, and Life, Accident & Health Producer licenses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Barbacane currently resides in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

In addition to commercial insurance solutions, Univest Insurance recently expanded its Human Resources practice allowing it to serve as a strategic partner in providing comprehensive solutions to save its clients time and resources, lower costs and increase productivity. To learn more about Univest Insurance visit

About Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (UVSP), including its wholly-owned subsidiary, Univest Bank and Trust Co., has approximately $4.1 billion in assets and $3.1 billion in assets under management and supervision through its Wealth Management lines of business. 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 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 Lancaster – in New Jersey and Maryland and online at

Insurance products offered through Univest Insurance, Inc. 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.

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