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Mr. Schools serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for CapStar Bank and as President of CapStar Financial Holdings, Inc. Schools has a long record of increasing responsibility with leading Southeastern banks, including National Commerce Financial Corporation in Memphis, Tenn., and SouthTrust Corporation in Birmingham, Ala., where he served as Director of Investor Relations. He was also Chief Strategy Officer for United Community Bank, and Chief Financial and Risk Officer at The South Financial Group.
Previously, he served as President of American Savings Bank, Hawaii’s third largest financial institution where he led it to become one of the nation’s highest performing banks with exemplary employee engagement rankings. Most recently, Mr. Schools was President and Chief Executive Officer at Highlands Bancshares, Inc., in Abingdon, Va.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University and was the Outstanding Business School graduate in his class. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Emory University.
Mr. Cunningham has extensive experience in community banking and currently serves as Executive Vice President of CapStar Bank. He also serves on the Risk Committee and the Credit Committee. Mr. Cunningham has served on the Board of Directors since his appointment on October 24, 2018. Previously, Mr. Cunningham served as President and CEO of Athens Federal Community Bank from March of 2000 through September 30, 2018 when Athens Federal Community Bank merged with CapStar Bank. Mr. Cunningham served as Chairman of Southland Finance Company, a subsidiary of Athens Federal Community Bank. Mr. Cunningham was the lead officer and director of Athens Federal Community Bank in its conversion from a mutual savings bank to an OCC chartered Savings Bank and IPO in 2010 and later its conversion to an OCC chartered National Bank.
Prior to entering the banking profession in 2000, Mr. Cunningham practiced law for 12 years with an emphasis on commercial transactions, personal and commercial litigation, probate and real estate law. Mr. Cunningham is an AV-rated lawyer. Mr. Cunningham received a B.S. in Banking and Finance from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and is an honors graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. Mr. Cunningham is a graduate of the ABA Graduate School of Banking held at Georgetown University. Mr. Cunningham is past President of the Independent Bankers Division of the Tennessee Bankers Association. He served two terms as president of the McMinn Bar Association. Mr. Cunningham also serves as President and CEO of the Athens Federal Foundation which is active throughout Southeast Tennessee financing and funding various charitable causes and organizations which are active in addressing the basic human needs of food, shelter, clothing, safety and security.
Ms. Tucker serves as Founding President and Chief Executive Officer Emerita for CapStar Bank. After raising more than $88 million in start-up capital, a record for a de novo bank in Tennessee, Ms. Tucker led the founding of CapStar in July, 2008, now a two-billion-dollar financial institution. Ms. Tucker began her banking career at First American National Bank and advanced to the position of President of Corporate Banking. When the bank was sold to AmSouth, she was named Senior Executive VP responsible for all commercial banking activities in six southeastern states and New York. In 2017, Ms. Tucker was appointed to a three-year term as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank, Nashville Branch. She previously served a 3-year term as chair of the Sixth Federal Reserve District's Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC).
She is a board member of Belmont University, the Nashville Healthcare Council, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC). She has chaired the boards of TPAC, Nashville Ballet, Second Harvest Food Bank, Nashville's Table, St. Luke's Community House and Tennessee Wesleyan University. A graduate of the Leadership Nashville class of 1996 and inducted into the Academy for Women of Achievement in 2008, she was featured as a Woman to Watch by American Banker in 2014, recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year for the southeast in the financial sector in 2015 and was recently honored by Project Return for her leadership.
She is a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan College and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. She is the proud mother of Reece.
Mr. Anderson is Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for CapStar Financial Holdings, Inc. and CapStar Bank. He joined the bank in December 2012 and brings more than two decades of leadership experience in the financial sector. Mr. Anderson spent several years with Bank of America and held several different roles, including as Chief Financial Officer of the business banking segment. Additionally, Mr. Anderson was Chief Financial Officer for Capital One’s Commercial Bank. Mr. Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The Ohio State University and an M.B.A. in finance from Pepperdine University, and he is a certified public accountant (inactive). He is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business executive education series.
Mr. Tietz was hired as Chief Credit Officer of CapStar Bank in March 2016. Mr. Tietz has more than 31 years of banking experience starting as a trainee of First American National Bank in Nashville in 1985 and rising to the position of Executive Vice President and Regional Senior Credit Officer for First American’s West Tennessee Region including oversight of credit functions for private banking, business banking, middle-market, and corporate banking functions. Subsequent to his positions at First American, Mr. Tietz held various Chief Credit Officer roles at banks in the Midwest including at First Place Bank in Ohio from 2011 to 2012. From 2012 to 2016 he was Chief Credit Officer of FSG Bank in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His experience includes capital raising activities, asset quality resolution, development of lending initiatives to achieve quality asset growth, and management and resolution of regulatory actions. Mr. Tietz holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama.
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