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When it comes to banking and professional service leadership, “the difference is real.” A superb group of leadership is what anyone should expect. At Avenue Bank, we have a team of executives who live in town and are involved in the local community they serve. Come and meet each one and learn how Avenue Bank leaders are part of Nashville.

Kent Cleaver

Kent Cleaver

President & Chief Operating Officer

Kent Cleaver is a graduate of Lipscomb University and has worked in Nashville’s banking industry for more than 37 years. He serves as President and Chief Operating Officer for the Bank. He also serves on the bank’s Board of Directors. Kent is a graduate of the Leadership Middle Tennessee Class of 2010; he is a member of Lipscomb University’s Business Leadership Council, Executive Committee and Lipscomb University’s, College of Business, Board of Visitors. He is a member of the Tennessee Leadership Council for the NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business), “the voice of small business.” He is former Chairman of the Board for the Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity and remains active in that organization. He is also a graduate of Leadership Nashville (Class of 2013), and serves on the Board of the Nashville Downtown Partnership.

He is married to Stephanie and has two children. In addition to his passion for UT football, Kent remains an avid golfer and secretly dreams of making the Senior Tour (though he won’t admit it.)

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