Tom Ray, CEO of Encore Bank, is pleased to announce the expansion of the bank’s mortgage lending department and the appointment of Dan Royal as head of the division. As Senior Vice President of Residential and Consumer Lending, Royal will lead a team of top mortgage lenders hand picked to serve the needs of clients at each of its branches.
The expansion of the bank’s mortgage department is in direct response to the heightened activity in consumer real estate and the housing market in Southwest Florida. With the anticipation of increased demand for lending services, the bank is poised to make a difference in the communities it serves.
Royal is a proven leader in mortgage banking with an impressive history of building highly successful teams here in Florida. Dan has over 30 years of mortgage origination and management experience. He has consistently been a top producer in the market, while managing teams to award winning customer service levels and funded loan volume.
“I am thankful for the opportunity to serve my community in this role during such an exciting time of recovery in the housing market,” said Royal. “Southwest Florida is a unique market that requires an intimate knowledge of the factors and trends that affect its economy. As a local bank and portfolio lender we can really help our clients. I look forward to building Encore Bank’s role as a top provider of residential real estate financing in SW Florida.”
CEO Tom Ray said, “Dan has a unique range of experience that makes him a major asset to our expanding mortgage lending department. His record of excellence makes him a natural fit to help us continually better serve our community.”
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Royal has also been active in several community service and professional development organizations. He is a long-time member of The First Christian Church, and was a founding affiliate member of the Sanibel/Captiva Association of Realtors. Additionally, he has been a member of Rotary, and served on the board of directors of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, New Missions Systems International, and the Edison Pageant of Light.
Royal will oversee the mortgage lending teams at all Encore Bank locations.
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