Tom Ray, CEO of Encore Bank, is pleased to announce that Betsy Newman has been hired as Vice President, Residential Loan Officer. Newman is one of several new lenders who have been recently named to top positions in Encore’s expanding residential and consumer lending department, which is managed by Senior Vice President Dan Royal.
Newman brings more than 30 years of lending experience in Southwest Florida to Encore, and has consistently been a top producer of residential mortgages in Lee County for many years. She has worked intensively with FHA, VA, Florida Bond, conforming, jumbo and construction-to-permanent loans.
She said, “Having worked closely with Southwest Florida residents and builders through a variety of economic climates, I think the timing is perfect for Encore Bank to expand its lending activities. Not only does Encore offer great lending solutions, it is also deeply committed to providing excellent service to each and every customer.”
CEO Tom Ray said, “We anticipate the growing demand for residential mortgages in Southwest Florida will only get stronger. Having the right people in place to help meet that demand is of utmost importance, and Betsy Newman brings a wealth of knowledge about the particular needs of our community.”
Newman is a graduate of Fort Myers High School. She and her husband of 28 years, also a Florida native, have two daughters. One graduated from Florida State University and the other attends Florida Gulf Coast University.
Newman will originate loans in Lee County while working out of the Fort Myers branch.
Encore Bank has six convenient locations, including two branches in Naples at 3003 Tamiami Trail North, and 2370 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Bonita Springs at 4450 Bonita Beach Road, Fort Myers at 7920 Summerlin Lakes Dr., Port Charlotte at 2120 Kings Highway, and Sun City Center at 1653 Sun City Center Plaza.
For more information, call 239.919.5888 or 239.594.3177 in Naples, 239.495.0243 in Bonita Springs, 239.278.5505 in Fort Myers, 941.258.3055 in Port Charlotte, or 813.634.8001 in Sun City Center, or visit www.encorebank.com. Member FDIC