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Vice President, Director of Business Development
James Ask is Vice President, Director of Business Development for Pennsylvania Trust.
Previously, Mr. Ask was a banker with the J.P. Morgan Private Bank, where he led a team of specialists providing holistic advice for his clients. At J.P. Morgan Mr. Ask was responsible for developing and managing relationships with families, individuals, and nonprofit organizations, while delivering the global resources of the firm.
Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Mr. Ask spent nine years as an officer and Naval Aviator in the service of the United States Navy. Mr. Ask exited the Navy with the rank of Lieutenant after leading his Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance aircrew with distinction in a variety of operations around the globe.
Mr. Ask continues to serve as an ambassador for the Travis Manion Foundation, a veteran service organization empowering veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations based in Doylestown, PA. Mr. Ask also serves on the Board of Directors for the Council for Relationships seeking to help people from all walks of life improve their important relationships by providing exemplary therapy, education and training for clinicians, and advancing behavioral health through research. Mr. Ask is an Investment Committee member for the Williamson College of the Trades in Media, PA, a private three-year trade college providing full scholarships to its students in order to fulfill its mission to serve the underprivileged.
Mr. Ask received a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from the Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida. He and his wife, live in Bryn Mawr, PA with their three children.