United Community Bank Promotes Dennis Rowlen to Head Senior Care Lending Division

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — United Community Bank, a Birmingham-based lender, has promoted Dennis Rowlen to team leader of its Senior Care Lending Group.

Rowlen has been with United since the launch of its Senior Care Lending division in 2016. He will now lead the team with a focus on finding creative solutions for operators and developers looking to construct, expand or renovate senior care facilities throughout the Southeast.

Since its launch in 2016, United’s senior care team has originated over $550 million in first mortgage commitments. The team’s primary focus includes financing for new construction, acquisition and bridge-to-permanent projects in the senior care space, including assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care and independent living.

Rowlen has nearly two decades of financial services and healthcare experience. Prior to joining United, he served as a vice president and relationship manager for a community bank team that specialized in seniors housing lending. He also served as senior director of financial operations at Surgical Care Affiliates in Birmingham.

Rowlen received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and his M.B.A. from Samford University.