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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.

Ron Samuels

Ron Samuels

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Ron Samuels is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and Vanderbilt University Owen School of Management. He serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. Ron is very active in civic leadership, and served as the Chairman of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce 2008 - 2010. He serves on the boards of the Tennessee Bankers Association, Country Music Foundation, Nashville Alliance for Public Education, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and The Golf Club of Tennessee. He previously held leadership roles on the board of the Adventure Science Center, Music City Convention Center Coalition, Nashville Sports Council, Music City Bowl and Center for Non-Profit Management.

He was named a "Leader In Banking Excellence" in 2009 for career and community contributions by the Tennessee Bankers Association and was honored to receive the "Leadership and Integrity Award" presented by the Dean Institute for Corporate Governance at Lipscomb University. Ron is an avid golfer and sports fan, and is married to wife Lynn, the Nashville area’s most fabulous real estate agent. He also plays guitar with the Avenue Bank Band, The Hummingbirds. The band won first place in the 2012 Music City Corporate Band Challenge.

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