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Provident Expands Lending Team in Philadelphia Metro Market


June 04, 2019

Provident Expands Lending Team in Philadelphia Metro Market

Chris SmithWAYNE, PENNSYLVANIA (June 3, 2019): Provident Bank is pleased to announce that Christopher Smith has joined the bank as a Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager with the Philadelphia Metro Commercial Lending Team.  He will be based in the bank’s Wayne, Pa. regional office and will be tasked with growing the commercial loan portfolio in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties by offering a variety of commercial products, which include lines of credit, equipment loans, and real estate mortgages to businesses and real estate investors.  In addition, Smith will work closely with accounting firms, law firms, intermediaries, and trade associations to source new business.


He has more than 20 years’ experience in commercial lending, and most recently served as Vice President of Commercial Lending with Bryn Mawr Trust Company.  Smith has held similar positions with TD Bank, Susquehanna Bank and Wachovia.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.  


“Chris brings solid lending experience and extensive knowledge of the Philadelphia Metro market to the team,” said R. Bud Miller, Philadelphia Metro Regional President.  “His business development and client management skills, combined with his ability to understand the credit needs of businesses will greatly enhance our efforts to get deals done and grow Provident’s commercial loan portfolio,” added Miller.





About Provident Bank

Provident Bank, a community-oriented bank offering “Commitment you can count on” since 1839, is the wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS), which reported assets of $9.80 billion as of March 31, 2019. With $6.90 billion in deposits, Provident Bank provides a comprehensive suite of financial products and services through its network of branches throughout northern and central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. The Bank also provides fiduciary and wealth management services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Beacon Trust Company.  For more information on Provident Bank, visit or join the conversations on Facebook (ProvidentBank) and Twitter (@ProvidentBank).

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