Chairman of the Board
Mr. Bottorff was one of the founders of CapStar Bank and currently serves as Chairman of our board of directors and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Compensation and Human Resources Committees. He is also the Managing General Partner of Council Capital Management, a private equity firm located in Nashville, where he was previously a Managing Partner from 2001 to 2016. Mr. Bottorff began his career in banking in 1968 at the former Commerce Union Bank in Nashville. After serving in numerous positions, including Head of Retail Banking, Strategic Planning, Corporate and International Banking, he was named President in 1981 and Chief Executive Officer shortly thereafter. When Commerce Union Bank merged with Sovran Financial Corporation, or Sovran, in 1987, Mr. Bottorff became Chief Operating Officer of Sovran and moved to Norfolk, Virginia. He continued in this position when Sovran merged with Citizens and Southern Bank in Atlanta. Mr. Bottorff returned to Nashville in 1991 to become Chief Executive Officer of First American National Bank. Following AmSouth’s acquisition of First American National Bank in 1999, Mr. Bottorff served as AmSouth’s chairman of the board until his retirement in January 2001. He has served on 11 corporate boards, including all of the banks at which he was an officer, Dollar General and Tennessee Valley Authority, where he served as Chairman. Presently he is Trustee Emeritus at Vanderbilt University and a director of Ingram Industries and NuscriptRX. His leadership in the community has included serving as Chairman of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, the United Way, the Nashville Symphony, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Titans Advisory Board of Directors, and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. He received a B.E. degree in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University. We believe Mr. Bottorff’s extensive leadership and governance experience at regional banks, in private equity and on corporate and non- profit boards gives him valuable insight and enables him to make significant contributions as a member of our board.