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William S. Aichele serves as a Class A director. His election was concurrent with his retirement as CEO at Univest Corporation. He continues in his role as chairman of the board for the corporation, based in Souderton, PA., and its wholly owned subsidiary, Univest Bank and Trust Co.
Aichele started with the Univest Corporation as a management trainee in 1971 and became vice president in 1988. In 1990, he was appointed executive vice president for Univest Corporation as well as chairman of Univest Bank and Trust Co. He became president of Univest Corporation in 1997, and took on the additional roles of president and CEO in 1999, and chairman in 2005. In 2013, as Univest began implementing its succession plan to prepare for Aichele’s retirement, he left his role as president but continued on as chairman and CEO.
Aichele serves on the boards of the James A. Michener Art Museum, North Penn United Way, Grand View Hospital, and Grand View Health Foundation. He is the recipient of Penn Foundation’s Adventures in Excellence Award and was named the 2011 Pillar of the Community by Encore Experience. He was also inducted into the Pennsylvania Bankers Association’s 40-Year Club, honoring his years of service in Pennsylvania’s banking industry.
Aichele, who has an associate’s degree in business administration from Valley Forge Military Academy, is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.