Unity Bank names industry veteran Donovan chief lending officer

Unity Bank on Monday said industry veteran Jim Donovan joined the Clinton-based community bank as chief lending officer, bringing more than 35 years of financial services industry leadership experience to the financial institution.

“Jim Donovan is an accomplished leader with a commitment to banking excellence, and we are pleased to have him join our management team,” Unity Bank CEO and President James Hughes said. “He has an impressive background guiding and developing teams and achieving measurable goals, which will be valuable as our small business lending program continues to grow. We look forward to Jim’s future success with Unity.”

Donovan previously served as a senior vice president with Bryn Mawr Trust and a group vice president with M&T Bank. He started his banking career as a credit analyst with Corestates Bank and also served as vice president and commercial relationship manager with Meridian Bank.

“I am thrilled and honored to join Unity Bank’s team,” Donovan said. “I look forward to leading the bank’s lending team in partnership with management to provide outstanding commercial banking services to small businesses and companies of all sizes. We will build on Unity’s strong history of success in business banking and continue to drive growth and sustainability for our investors, employees, customers and communities.”