SA Congratulates Trustee & Alumnus Robert James '85

SA is pleased to share that our Trustee and alumnus Robert James '85 has been selected to also serve on the board of Evans Bancorp. Congratulations, Bob!
Per a press release from Evans Bancorp: 
WILLIAMSVILLE, NY, May 3, 2023 – Evans Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE American: EVBN), a community financial services company serving Western New York since 1920, announced that following yesterday’s annual meeting of shareholders, two new directors were elected to Evans’ Board, Dawn DePerrior and Robert A. James....

“We are excited to welcome two highly experienced and accomplished leaders to Evans’ Board,” said Lee C. Wortham, Chair of Evans Bancorp’s Board of Directors. “Dawn’s vast knowledge and experience within information technology, cyber security, finance, strategy, and digitization, along with Robert’s expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion, and legal experience will further strengthen our Board’s depth and diversity. We look forward to their insights and valuable perspectives.”

...Mr. James is vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion corporate strategies for Allegheny Health Network/Highmark Health, a $26 billion national, blended health organization based in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to joining Allegheny Health Network and Highmark Health, Mr. James served in a legal advisory role with the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. A practicing lawyer for more than 20 years, he spent several years facilitating Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) financings nationally for capital projects through a U.S. Department of Education program. Mr. James will join the Audit and Human Resource and Compensation Committees.

“Having observed more than a decade of organic growth and an extraordinary track record of superior performance, I am privileged and honored to join the distinguished Evans Bancorp Board of Directors,” said Mr. James. "I look forward to contributing to the rich collaboration and history of this proven leadership Board and to doing my part to lead and guide Evans Bancorp to its next chapter of future success."