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Accounting, Operations & Human Resources

An exceptional level of service means having a backbone that helps create the whole difference that is Avenue Bank. Our team members in accounting, operations and human resources keep our logistics running so that we may provide the best possible services to our clients. Take a moment to learn about our team that’s behind the scenes.

Barb ZipperianBarb Zipperian
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Barb Zipperian is a graduate of Ball State University and the Dale Carnegie School of Effective Speaking and Human Relations. A Certified Public Accountant, Barb serves as Executive Vice President…
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Bill TitusBill Titus
Chief Risk Officer

A graduate of Butler University (BS), Ashland University (MBA), and the College for Financial Planning (MFP), Bill Titus serves as Chief Risk Officer for the bank. He has been a CPA since 1989…
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Larry DorrisLarry Dorris
Senior Vice President, Bank Operations Executive

Larry Dorris is Avenue Bank’s Senior Vice President, Bank Operations Executive. His areas of responsibility include loan and deposit operations, security, BSA, facilities, ACH, electronic payments, on-line banking, and treasury…
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Richard BynumRichard Bynum
Senior Vice President, Director of Credit Operations

Richard joined Avenue Bank in July 2007 (at the opening of the Bank) as a Credit Underwriter. He is a Senior Vice President and currently serves as Director of Credit…
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Tracy RionTracy Rion
Vice President, Regulatory Reporting Manager

Tracy Rion serves as Avenue Bank’s Vice President, Regulatory Reporting Manager. With over 20 years of experience in Finance and Accounting, Tracy joined Avenue Bank in October, 2007. She is…
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Kevin MillsKevin Mills
Senior Vice President, Director of Security and Facilities Management

A native of Nashville, Kevin Mills is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Middle Tennessee State University (BUSLA in Business Education.) Kevin has over 17 years of experience…
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Andres TapiaAndres Tapia
Vice President, BSA Officer

Andres Tapia is our Vice President, BSA Officer. He has eight years of banking experience which includes service at Union Planters Bank and Regions Bank. He has a Masters in…
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April BrittApril Britt
Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer

April Britt serves as Avenue Bank’s Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer, and leads the company’s strategy for recruiting, employee retention & development, and workplace policies as well as oversite…
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Brian BechardBrian Bechard
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

A graduate of Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire with a Masters Degree in Computer Science, Brian serves as SVP, Chief Information Officer for Avenue Bank.  He has 20 years experience…
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Laurie MaloneLaurie Malone
Vice President, Bank Operations, Client Care Manager

Laurie Malone joined Avenue in August 2008 as a Concierge Banker and now serves as a Vice President, Client Care Manager with our Operations team. She has over ten years…
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Amy BrownAmy Brown
Assistant Vice President, Deposit Operations Team Leader

Amy Brown serves as our Assistant Vice President, Deposit Operations Team Leader. Joining the operations team in October 2013, Amy has over 13 years of banking experience, most recently serving…
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JaNeil WhitingJaNeil Whiting
Assistant Vice President, Loan Operations Manager

JaNeil Whiting joined Avenue Bank in June 2012 as an Operations Analyst and was promoted in early 2014 to Loan Operations Team Leader, managing a team of 6. She received…
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Rich RoddyRich Roddy
Director of Electronic Payments, ACH & Treasury Management Operations

Rich Roddy is a Nashville native who graduated from Western Kentucky University. Rich serves as Vice President and Director of Electronic Payments, ACH and Treasury Management Operations. He has over 15 years of banking…
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Jeremy YeagleJeremy Yeagle
Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance Manager

A native of Jacksonville, FL, Jeremy Yeagle is a graduate of the University of the South (Sewanee), with a B.A. in Economics and Psychology. He was a member of the…
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William RobertsWilliam Roberts
Vice President, Credit Underwriter

William Roberts joins Avenue Bank as a Vice President, Credit Underwriter on the Small Business and Consumer Loans Team. William is a graduate of the University of Tennessee where he…
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Darryl WilliamsDarryl Williams
Small Business and Consumer Loan Credit Underwriter

Darryl Williams is a new Small Business and Consumer Loan Credit Underwriter at Avenue Bank. He joined the bank in December of 2012 and brings more than 18 years of…
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Brent YoungBrent Young
Credit Analyst

Brent Young joined Avenue Bank in December 2013 as a Credit Analyst. He has over six years of banking experience, beginning his career in Atlanta with SunTrust and Bank of…
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Sandra OrtizSandra Ortiz
Loan Operations Specialist

Sandra is a Loan Operations Specialist with more than 8 years in the banking industry. Prior to joining Avenue Bank, Sandra served on the Commercial Banking team at First Tennessee Bank.…
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Alex YatesAlex Yates
Assistant Vice President, Training Coordinator

Alex joined our West End branch as a Concierge Banker in 2011 and after several months of pursuing her interests in learning and development, she now serves as our Training…
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Andrew BlahnikAndrew Blahnik
Training Specialist

Andrew Blahnik was recently promoted to Training Specialist at Avenue. Prior to this position, he served as a Concierge Banker in our Cool Springs branch. Andrew holds a BS-Business Management…
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Trevor ScottTrevor Scott
Deposit Operations Associate

Trevor Scott joined Avenue as a Concierge Banker at the bank’s Green Hills branch and was promoted to Deposit Operations Associate in July 2014. He is a graduate of Transylvania…
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Heather RedmondHeather Redmond
Mortgage Operations Team Leader

Now serving as our Mortgage Operations Team Leader, Heather Redmond began her career at Avenue as a Concierge Banker. She then joined the mortgage team and served as a Mortgage…
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