Evans Bancorp Appoints Robert A. James to its Board of Directors

by savoystaff

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, elected Robert A. James to its board of directors.

“We are excited to welcome Robert A. James to Evans’ Board,” said Lee C. Wortham, Chair of Evans Bancorp’s Board of Directors. “Robert’s expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion, and legal experience will further strengthen our Board’s depth and diversity. We look forward to his insight and valuable perspective.” Mr. Wortham added, “On behalf of the Board, I thank Jim for his numerous contributions, counsel, and incredible commitment to Evans over the past 22 years. We wish him the best in all his future endeavors.”

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.

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