Encore Bank launches new business line and appoints Tampa Bay banking veteran to lead it

Encore Bank, based in Little Rock, Arkansas, launched a new business line, Association Banking by Encore, and named Patti DuBuque executive vice president and director of association banking.

DuBuque, a 25-year community association executive and banking veteran, 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, according to a statement.

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 was executive vice president of association services for Bank OZK.

Established in 2019, Encore Bank is the fastest, organically growing bank in the country among banks with total assets greater than $750 million, according to data collected from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Encore is currently operating in 19 markets, across nine states, including Arkansas, Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

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