Nominating Committee Candidate – Henry ‘Trip’ Devens

Henry F. ‘Trip’ Devens

Liz and I vacationed at Seabrook five times between 2007 and 2012, purchasing an Atrium condo in April 2012 and a single family home in January 2013, the latter for use as permanent residents. The purchases and move proved to be the right decision for us and, as we have assimilated, we have embraced opportunities to “give back”. Both of us have participated in Club committees, including communications, membership and golf for me. We desire to have the “Seabrook experience” preserved and enhanced, hence our enthusiastic support of Greenspace Conservancy and Sea Island Habitat for Humanity.

As a potential candidate for the Nominating Committee, my goal is to find and recruit the best possible candidates to SIPOA, individuals capable of focusing on the issues and addressing the issues facing Seabrook at any given time.

During my working years, I served on a number of boards, including the local library, school district (elected), YMCA (president) and cemetery, providing me with a broad perspective of experience. Perhaps most importantly, I worked with outstanding individuals and experienced what made them successful.

Professionally, I spent 36 years in Trust and Estate Administration with first Pittsburgh National Bank, then Mellon Bank and finally the last 20 years with PNC Bank, including several stints as manager of estate administration, retiring as a Senior Vice President and a senior member of our department’s Administrative Review Committee. Reflecting back on my professional career and charitable volunteer activities, my strengths, strong belief in personal responsibility, integrity and pride in performance, are consistent with the SIPOA core values.

Educationally, I completed high school at the Taft School in Watertown, CT before attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While there, in addition to my double major, I was a dorm intramural manager for 3 years, member of the Campus Court (ethics violations) and a dorm resident advisor. Upon graduation, I moved on to The Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, LA. In addition to my studies, during my latter 2 years, I was employed by a security firm. Until my retirement I was a member of both the PA and Allegheny County Bar Associations.

-Submitted by Henry Devens

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