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Current Position: Vice President of Commercial Lending at Harleysville Savings Bank
Story Last Updated: October 2017
Current Position Updated: March 2019
As a junior studying English and business at Gwynedd Mercy University in 1992, Scott Little interned with what is now Univest. He continued at Univest part-time during his senior year, and was offered a full-time position after graduation.
While his original role was in the Public Relations and Marketing Office, he was named Director of Sales when he was brought on full time.
“Gwynedd had given me enough experience that I loved a new challenge, so every time something new came up in the Marketing Department, I raised my hand,” Little said.
That led to his role in the creation and implementation of a game called Smart Banker, which aimed to make banking more fun. All Univest employees participated in the game each week and it successfully expanded the entire corporation’s bank product knowledge.
“So that’s the kind of really cool un-corporate type stuff you can do if you’re prepared to tackle new challenges,” Little said.
Little now works at Harleysville Savings Bank as Vice President of Commercial Lending, where he regularly puts his English background to use helping business owners get money they need to be successful.
“Just last week I wrote a loan request for Senior Loan Committee about a borrower who wanted to borrow $2.9 million to purchase a commercial property,” Little said. He credits his strong Liberal Arts background for his ability to be concise.
In his free time, Little volunteers with Boy Scouts of America, to which his son Ben, belongs. His daughter Victoria, a Senior at Quakertown High School, is active in the Venturing Crew, a youth leadership program offered by the Scouts whose motto is “Lead the Adventure.”
Little hopes Victoria considers a GMercyU education, where she’ll have opportunities available to hone her leadership skills just as he did.