Stephen G. Wilson of Encore Bank appointed to the Board of Directors of Abuse Counseling and Treatment

Fort Myers, FL  - January 22, 2014 – Tom Ray, CEO of Encore Bank, is pleased to announce that Vice President/Branch Manager Stephen G. Wilson has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT). ACT is a private, not-for-profit agency committed to serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.

Wilson joins a full roster of business leaders committed to helping the not-for-profit agency advance its mission “to protect, support, and educate victims of domestic violence and their children, survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking and the new and temporarily homeless in Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties.” 

ACT has provided shelter to victims since 1979, and started with a capacity of 15. Today, its Fort Myers facility is capable of housing 69 beds and has a counseling center and rape crisis center on site. A second shelter in Cape Coral has 22 beds. ACT also places advocates in rural areas within Glades and Hendry Counties to help victims there. Plans are underway to open a shelter in Hendry County. 

“It’s gratifying to work with a strong Board of Directors dedicated to helping the most vulnerable members of our community,” Wilson said. “As the need continues to grow, ACT expands to meet the need while working to enhance awareness of the crisis situation many face every day.”

Tom Ray said, “I’m proud Stephen is so giving of his time and resources to this cause. Like many Encore employees, he’s very tuned in to the needs of our community.”

As Vice President/Branch Manager in the Fort Myers market, Wilson oversees operations and small business relationships for the Encore Bank branch at 7920 Summerlin Lakes Drive.

In addition to his work with ACT, he serves as an ambassador for the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and served as president of the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium Board of Directors and as a past member of the United Way Allocations Committee.

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 Member FDIC 



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