Encore Bank is pleased to announce that 30-year banking veteran William Blevins has been promoted to Executive Vice President. Blevins joined Encore Bank in 2011 as Lee County Market Executive, Senior Vice President and Senior Lending Officer, leading the bank’s commercial lending team in Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties.
During Blevins’ five years of service at Encore Bank, the high-performing community bank has had double digit loan growth by helping businesses get the financing they need to expand and prosper and consistently achieved or exceeded objectives for financial stability. Encore Bank recently received the latest of several 5-Star ratings for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., indicating that the institution has shown strong financial performance, has a sound capital ratio, a history of positive regulatory reviews, and has kept any delinquent loans in check.
Prior to his extensive banking experience, Blevins graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Economics and received his M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from Louisiana State University. He holds a Certified Cash Management designation from the Association for Financial Professionals and has earned his series 7, and 63 licenses. He has worked with a wide range of clients from $1 million in sales to $200 million in sales by providing solutions with credit, deposit, investments, financial planning, leasing, retirement services and treasury services.
Encore Bank CEO Tom Ray said, “Bill’s leadership inspires our team every day to set a new standard for community banking. He’s an asset to the bank, but even more so to our customers.”
His charitable work involves past roles as Chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, past Chairman of Lee County Red Cross, past President of Southwest Florida Regional Development Corporation, past United Way Board Member, United Way Allocation Team Leader, and Junior Achievement Volunteer.
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.