President's Message

A Message from Julie Gurtis, President of United Bank

A Message from Julie Gurtis, President of United Bank


When looking for a career, do not just ask yourself what kind of job you want, but what kind of place do you want to be a part of.

Let me tell you what kind of place United is.

United is the kind of place where your career moves at your pace. You can take on new challenges or raise your hand for development opportunities. Team members advance based on performance results, and we are committed to building our internal pipeline. Our talent management strategy is giving employees the tools, resources, and exposure to not only be the team we need today, but to become the leaders we will need tomorrow.

United is the kind of place where our core values don’t just hang on a wall – we live them every day. If you are committed to integrity, doing the right thing all the time, especially when it is hard, then this is the company for you. If you care – really, truly care – for your colleagues and your customers, this is the place for you. That means caring for their personal lives, their well-being, and their banking needs. If you love a challenge, get excited at the opportunity to work hard at work that matters, then we want you at United. And if you are team player, willing to step up no matter the project and take on responsibilities that move the Company forward, whether or not they are in your job description, then United is the place for you.

United is a place where we value diversity of thought, background, and experience. I am personally passionate about and invested in our diversity, equity, and inclusion program. We have made great strides in DE&I training, communications, and awareness. Data shows us that United is a place where women thrive, and diverse employees are experiencing broader career advancement opportunities each year. We have set goals of reaching gender parity at the executive level of the company and being reflective of the communities we serve by race and ethnicity.

United is the kind of place where we are getting big while staying small. We have the capacity to serve customers with strength of a big bank, yet we know one another personally. We tripled in size over the last 10 years but have stayed a family. And United Bank is the community bank for the markets we serve. We not only maintain the local decision-making and personalized service our customers have come to expect since 1839, we always bring a deep commitment to our communities.  So when you join United, feel free to call me, catch me at happy hour or out with those we serve throughout our footprint. I would love to hear your story.