Rita Lowman was elected by Encore Bank’s Board of Directors as lead director of the board.
Lowman, former president of Pilot Bank, is a banking veteran with 45 years of experience. Her career highlights include managing 23 acquisitions, including the NationsBank-Barnett merger, in 1997.
“Our bank’s strength lies within our associates, clients, shareholders and communities we serve. My years as a bank executive have given me insight as to the difference between managing and governing,” said Lowman. “The board is a governance body, adding guidance to the executive team as we see fit. It is an honor, and privilege, to have been elected to this role and I look forward to working with the outstanding leaders of the bank as we continue to grow our bank.”
Established in 2019, Encore Bank is a concierge bank, based in Little Rock, Arkansas, with a regional office in Tampa.
“Rita joined our board in January of 2023 and, since then, her depth of industry knowledge and remarkable leadership skills have made a significant impact on Encore Bank,” said Chris Roberts, Encore’s chairman and chief executive officer. “As our lead director, her leadership will be instrumental to us as we continue to grow and build a different kind of bank for our clients, partners and employees.”