Encore Bank adds association banking specialty to services

Little Rock-based Encore Bank launched a new business line, Association Banking by Encore, with the appointment of 25-year community association executive and banking veteran Patti DuBuque.

As executive vice president and director of association banking, DuBuque will be responsible for establishing and leading Encore’s association banking division, which will provide specialized deposit and lending services to community associations across the bank’s footprint. She will operate out of the Tampa, Florida market.

“Patti is a results-oriented leader with proven success in expanding operations and surpassing business growth objectives,” said Burt Hicks, Encore’s president and chief strategy and growth officer. “Bringing Patti on board is a huge win for Encore. We look forward to expanding our services so we can provide the best possible services for community associations and professionals.”

During her career, DuBuque developed a specialty niche in association banking. Her industry experience includes the management of condominiums, large scale communities, cooperatives, homeowner’s associations and mixed-use commercial/residential communities.

Most recently, she served as executive vice president of association services for Bank OZK. Additionally, DuBuque was President and CEO of a large Florida property management firm prior to moving into association banking.

“Community association management is my passion,” said DuBuque. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to bring my passion and expertise to Encore Bank. With Encore’s incredible culture, innovative technology and concierge approach to banking, I am confident that together we will make a profound impact on the associations and community management firms we serve.”

Encore Bank currently operates in 19 markets across nine states, including Arkansas, Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.