The Provident Bank has named Ralph “Bud” Miller, of Harleysville, PA, regional president. In this position, Miller will be responsible for leading the commercial lending group to expand the bank’s presence. The group will focus on commercial customers for lending, cash management, retail services and wealth management opportunities.
“Bud Miller is a seasoned leader, with strong credit skills and years of experience in the Bucks and Montgomery county markets. Provident is committed to delivering high quality products and services into these markets and we are pleased to have Bud and his team on board,” said Bruce Dansbury, EVP, Pennsylvania Lending Director, Provident Bank.
With more than 25 years of banking experience across several verticals including management, product development, commercial lending and retail, Miller has built lending teams which produced records results and profits. Prior to joining The Provident Bank, he held several positions at TD Bank, most notably as Regional Vice President of Commercial Lending, Chief Sales Officer of Small Business and Mid Atlantic SBA Regional Sales Manager. Prior to TD Bank, Miller was commercial loan manager at First Penn Bank and in middle market lending at Mellon Bank.
Miller will oversee a strong seasoned team of lenders to focus on expanding the bank’s customer base with commercial loans for all types of businesses including owner occupied real estate, investment properties and commercial lines of credit and term loans.The Provident Bank has five branch locations throughout Bucks, Lehigh and Northampton counties.
“I am pleased to be part of the Provident Bank team. Provident Bank provides the right fit for our customers, community and employees,” said Miller. “With $8.75 billion in assets, we can meet the credit and cash management needs of our customers and still provide fast personal service by experienced lenders. Our management is active with our customers, so we understand their businesses in their words, and they get to know the people providing the loan approvals. I look forward to meeting the needs of our clients in the Pennsylvania market.”
Miller holds an MBA from Pennsylvania State University and a BS in Accounting from Shippensburg University.
About The Provident Bank
The Provident Bank, (www.providentnj.com) 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 $8.75 billion as of June 30, 2015. With $5.8 billion in deposits, The 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.