On May 16th, Bank OZK Association Services introduced the bank to community association professionals throughout the US at the 2019 Community Associations Institute (CAI) Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Florida.
With more than 3,000 community association professionals in attendance, this was a unique way to draw attention to the Bank OZK Association Services products.
Thanks to five furry friends, we did just that!
With the assistance of the nonprofit Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, Bank OZK was the talk of the conference. Crowds of industry professionals flocked to cuddle the pups and talk association banking with the Bank OZK Association Services Sales Team.
The idea for the spokespuppies came from Patti DuBuque, Bank OZK EVP Association Services Sales Manager. The Pet Alliance even set the scene by building a “Puppy Break” display with a white picket fence.
Crowds flocked to meet the pups, all of whom were rescued from Puerto Rico. It was part of an ongoing effort to help animals affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
“This was a great opportunity for community association professionals to relax a bit during the conference all while learning more about Bank OZK,” DuBuque said.
In addition to introducing our association banking products to community management professionals throughout the nation, we are pleased to report that all five of our rescue puppies were adopted by the end of the weekend.
Bank OZK is proud to have had such a successful, exciting event. We love serving our communities, and we’re sure these puppies will bring joy to the homes that were kind enough to adopt them.
Top, left to right: Alan Randolph, Regional Director FL; Larry Jones, SVP, Association Services Lockbox; Jeff Ulm, PCAM, AMS, CMCA, VP Business Development Association Services; Patti DuBuque, PCAM, AMS, CMCA, MBA, EVP Association Services; Michele Ranalli, VP Business Development Association Services; Bethann Barrett, VP Association Lending; Michael Watts, VP Institutional Banking; Steve Aikens, VP, Business Development.