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Encore in Ark. to bank community associations

Encore Bank in Little Rock, Ark., has hired a banker to create a business line geared toward community associations. 

The $1.8 billion-asset bank said in a press release that Patti DuBuque will oversee the new division as director of association banking. 

DuBuque “is a results-oriented leader with proven success in expanding orientations and surpassing business growth objectives,” Burt Hicks, Enocre’s president and chief strategy and growth officer, said in the release. “We look forward to expanding our services so we can provide the best possible services for community associations and professionals.”  

DuBuque recently served as executive vice president of association services for Bank OZK. Before that, she was president and CEO of a large Florida property management firm. 

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

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