Encore Bank renames conference room in Rogers to honor late executive

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Patrick Woodruff

Little Rock-based Encore Bank has renamed a conference room in Rogers to honor of a former executive who died recently.

The Patrick Woodruff Conference Room is inside the bank’s branch office on the eighth floor of the Hunt Tower in Pinnacle Hills. Woodruff, a senior vice president, died unexpectedly Sept. 10 in Rogers. He was 42.

“Patrick was a valued member of the Encore family, serving as a commercial relationship manager in our Rogers office since November of 2019,” Encore Bank CEO Chris Roberts said. “His infectious smile and unique sense of humor brightened our workplace, bringing laughter and positivity to all who had the privilege of knowing him.”

Woodruff, a Rogers native, graduated from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He had nearly 20 years of banking experience. Before joining Encore Bank, Woodruff spent seven years working for Bank OZK.

Encore Bank was formed in 1997. In mid-March 2019, Burt Hicks and several investor managers moved into executive roles and began reshaping the bank, formerly The Capital Bank, with $161 million in assets.

According to the most recent data from the FDIC, the bank now has $4 billion in assets as of June 30, with 17 locations in seven states. The bank entered the Northwest Arkansas market in early 2019.