Board of Directors

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Board of Directors

CapStar Financial Holdings, Inc., is a bank holding company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, operated primarily through its wholly owned subsidiary, CapStar Bank, a Tennessee-chartered state bank. CapStar is a commercial bank that establishes and maintains comprehensive relationships with clients by delivering customized and creative banking solutions and superior client service.

Claire W. Tucker
Chief Executive Officer, CapStar Financial Holdings, Inc.

Claire W. Tucker serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for CapStar Financial Holdings, Inc. After raising more than $88 million in start-up capital, a record for a de novo bank in Tennessee, Claire led the founding of CapStar in July, 2008, now a billion-dollar financial institution.

Claire started her banking career in 1975 at First American National Bank and had advanced to holding the office of president of corporate banking by 1996. When the bank was sold to AmSouth in 1999, she was Senior Executive VP responsible for all commercial banking activities in six southeastern states and New York.

In 2011, Claire was appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank for the Sixth District to a three-year term as chairman of the Sixth Federal Reserve District Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC). Each Federal Reserve District established a CDIAC to systematically include the views of community depository institutions in the policymaking process. The chairs of the 12 Federal Reserve Bank’s CDIACs meet semi-annually with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board.

Claire is a board member of Ingram Entertainment and has been a member of the executive committee since its founding in 1997. She recently chaired the board of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) and has chaired the boards of the Nashville Ballet, Nashville’s Table, St. Luke’s Community House, Tennessee Wesleyan College and others. A graduate of the Leadership Nashville class of 1996, she is a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan College and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University.

 
Claire W. Tucker
Chief Executive Officer, CapStar Financial Holdings, Inc.


Claire W. Tucker serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for CapStar Financial Holdings, Inc. After raising more than $88 million in start-up capital, a record for a de novo bank in Tennessee, Claire led the founding of CapStar in July, 2008, now a billion-dollar financial institution.

Claire started her banking career in 1975 at First American National Bank and had advanced to holding the office of president of corporate banking by 1996. When the bank was sold to AmSouth in 1... 

Dennis C. Bottorff
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.

 
Dennis C. Bottorff
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 ... 

L. Earl Bentz
Director

Mr. Bentz was one of the founders of CapStar Bank and currently serves on the Audit Committee and the Credit Committee. Since 1996, he has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Triton Boats, a company he sold to Brunswick Corporation in 2005. Mr. Bentz serves on the board of directors of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and he has formerly served on the boards of the Middle Tennessee Council, Boy Scouts of America, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation, the National Association of Boat Manufacturers, the National Marine Manufacturers’ Association, the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation and the Congressional Sportsman’s Foundation. Mr. Bentz attended Clemson University and participated in continuing education programs in business finance at Vanderbilt University; he has also completed the Dale Carnegie Human Relations courses and training. Mr. Bentz’s business background, which also includes extensive experience in commercial real estate development and start-up companies, gives him valuable insight and enables him to make significant contributions as a member of our board.

 
L. Earl Bentz
Director


Mr. Bentz was one of the founders of CapStar Bank and currently serves on the Audit Committee and the Credit Committee. Since 1996, he has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Triton Boats, a company he sold to Brunswick Corporation in 2005. Mr. Bentz serves on the board of directors of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and he has formerly served on the boards of the Middle Tennessee Council, Boy Scouts of America, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation, the National Association o... 

Thomas R. Flynn
Director

Mr. Flynn serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and also serves on the Compensation and Human Resources Committee. Mr. Flynn is a director of Flynn Enterprises, LLC, a family owned, multi-national garment manufacturing, sales and distribution company headquartered in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and serves on the boards of Planters Bank, Hopkinsville, for which he is also a member of the audit committee, and Jennie Stuart Medical Center, a regional hospital that serves Western Kentucky. Mr. Flynn attended Vanderbilt University as a National Merit Scholar, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English, and subsequently received a law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School. We believe Mr. Flynn’s leadership in manufacturing and experience as a director in banking, healthcare and manufacturing and legal knowledge give him valuable insight and enables him to make significant contributions as a member of our board.

 
Thomas R. Flynn
Director


Mr. Flynn serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and also serves on the Compensation and Human Resources Committee. Mr. Flynn is a director of Flynn Enterprises, LLC, a family owned, multi-national garment manufacturing, sales and distribution company headquartered in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and serves on the boards of Planters Bank, Hopkinsville, for which he is also a member of the audit committee, and Jennie Stuart Medical Center, a regional hospital that serves Western Kentucky. Mr. Fl... 

Julie D. Frist
Vice Chair of the Board of Directors

Mrs. Frist was one of the founders of CapStar Bank and serves as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and also serves on the Compensation and Human Resources Committee. After graduating from Yale University, she worked for Goldman Sachs as a financial analyst in its Investment Banking Division (Corporate Finance) and returned to Goldman Sachs to work in its Private Client Group after receiving her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mrs. Frist later joined Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., a New York-based private equity firm, where she worked until 2000. Mrs. Frist is a trustee for Ensworth School and serves on the Advisory Board of Teach for America—Nashville. She is also a member of the Board of Dean’s Advisors at Harvard Business School, where she recently chaired the Major Gifts Committee for her 15-year reunion. Mrs. Frist is a former board member of St. Paul’s School (Concord, NH), the American Red Cross (Nashville chapter), the Oasis Center (Nashville, TN) and the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation (Nashville, TN). We believe that Mrs. Frist’s educational background, experience in the financial services industry and significant involvement in the national and Nashville non-profit community give her valuable insight and enable her to make significant contributions as a member of our board.

 
Julie D. Frist
Vice Chair of the Board of Directors


Mrs. Frist was one of the founders of CapStar Bank and serves as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and also serves on the Compensation and Human Resources Committee. After graduating from Yale University, she worked for Goldman Sachs as a financial analyst in its Investment Banking Division (Corporate Finance) and returned to Goldman Sachs to work in its Private Client Group after receiving her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mrs. Frist later joined Bruckmann,... 

Louis A. Green, III
Director

Louis A. Green III serves on the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and chairs our Advisory Board for Sumner County, which provides guidance to our management regarding that portion of our market. He was an incorporator of American Security, which merged with CapStar in July 2012. Mr. Green is General Partner of Green & Little, a real estate investment company, and President of Green-Little Corporation, a real estate management company. He holds partnership interests in several companies investing in industrial, commercial and retail real estate. Mr. Green has served as director of Commerce Union Bank of Sumner County and as an advisory director of NationsBank. He attended the University of Tennessee. We believe Mr. Green’s extensive experience in banking and real estate gives him valuable insight and enable him to make significant contributions as a member of our board.

 
Louis A. Green, III
Director


Louis A. Green III serves on the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and chairs our Advisory Board for Sumner County, which provides guidance to our management regarding that portion of our market. He was an incorporator of American Security, which merged with CapStar in July 2012. Mr. Green is General Partner of Green & Little, a real estate investment company, and President of Green-Little Corporation, a real estate management company. He holds partnership ... 

Dale W. Polley
Director

Mr. Polley serves as Chairman of the Risk Committee and also serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He has extensive experience within the financial services industry, having most recently served as Vice Chairman and President of First American Corporation. Before joining First American National Bank in 1991, Mr. Polley was Group Executive Vice President and Treasurer for C&S/Sovran Corporation after holding various executive positions within Sovran before its merger with Citizens and Southern Bank. Mr. Polley joined Sovran from Commerce Union Bank of Nashville, where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Polley retired as a Vice Chairman and member of the board of directors of First American Corporation and First American National Bank in 2000. Mr. Polley is a member of Leadership Nashville, the Financial Executives Institute and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is currently a member of the board of directors and audit committee of HealthStream, Inc., and member of the board of the Franklin American Music City Bowl. He has also served on the board, including the audit and executive committees, of Pinnacle Financial Partners, the board, including the audit committee, of O’Charley’s Inc., and the board of the Nashville branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Mr. Polley received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis. We believe his long career in leadership positions at regional banks and experience as a director of public companies, including chairing several audit committees, give him valuable insight and enable him to make significant contributions as a member of our board.

 
Dale W. Polley
Director


Mr. Polley serves as Chairman of the Risk Committee and also serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He has extensive experience within the financial services industry, having most recently served as Vice Chairman and President of First American Corporation. Before joining First American National Bank in 1991, Mr. Polley was Group Executive Vice President and Treasurer for C&S/Sovran Corporation after holding various executive positions within Sovran before its merger wit... 

Stephen B. Smith
Director

Mr. Smith serves on the Credit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He is Chairman of Haury & Smith Contractors, Inc., a building and development company. He is active in the community, having served on the Metropolitan Nashville Planning Commission and the Regional Transit Authority and as Chairman of the Metropolitan Nashville Parks and Recreation board of directors. Mr. Smith served as National Finance Co-Chair for Senator Lamar Alexander’s presidential campaigns in 1996 and 2000, and he achieved Super Ranger status in President George W. Bush’s 2004 campaign. He was National Finance Chairman for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist’s leadership political action committee, VOLPAC, served as Finance Chairman for Senator Lamar Alexander’s 2008 and 2014 re-election campaigns, and is currently the Finance Chairman for Senator Alexander’s leadership political action committee, TENNPAC. In addition he has served on the boards of the FHLB and Franklin Road Academy, and as director of the First Union National Bank community board. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University. We believe Mr. Smith’s business experience, banking board service and involvement in the community give him valuable insight and enable him to make significant contributions as a member of our board.

 
Stephen B. Smith
Director


Mr. Smith serves on the Credit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He is Chairman of Haury & Smith Contractors, Inc., a building and development company. He is active in the community, having served on the Metropolitan Nashville Planning Commission and the Regional Transit Authority and as Chairman of the Metropolitan Nashville Parks and Recreation board of directors. Mr. Smith served as National Finance Co-Chair for Senator Lamar Alexander’s presidential campaign... 

Richard E.  Thornburgh
Director

Mr. Thornburgh serves as a member of the Risk Committee and the Credit Committee. He is a member of the investment committee of Corsair Capital LLC, a private equity investment firm with more than $3 billion invested in financial services companies worldwide. See “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions — Related Party Transactions — Second Amended and Restated Shareholders’ Agreement.” Mr. Thornburgh is the Chairman of the board of Credit Suisse Holdings USA and a director of S & P Global Inc. and Newstar Financial, Inc., and he serves on various committees for these companies. He has previously served as a director of RAI, Inc., Dollar General Corporation and National City Corporation. He has an extensive background in investment banking and has served as an advisor to the governments of Sweden, New Zealand, Australia and Mexico. Mr. Thornburgh also serves on the Investment Committee of the University of Cincinnati. He graduated (cum laude) from the University of Cincinnati and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. We believe Mr. Thornburgh’s extensive knowledge of the financial industry, from community banking to international commercial and investment banking, as well as his service on public company boards, give him valuable insight and enable him to make significant contributions as a member of our board.

 
Richard E.  Thornburgh
Director


Mr. Thornburgh serves as a member of the Risk Committee and the Credit Committee. He is a member of the investment committee of Corsair Capital LLC, a private equity investment firm with more than $3 billion invested in financial services companies worldwide. See “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions — Related Party Transactions — Second Amended and Restated Shareholders’ Agreement.” Mr. Thornburgh is the Chairman of the board of Credit Suisse Holdings USA and a director of S & P Gl... 

James S. Turner, Jr.
Director

Mr. Turner serves as Chairman of the Credit Committee and also serves on the Risk Committee. He has served as a Managing Director for Marketstreet Equities Company and Marketstreet Management Company since 2007 and, prior to that, was a Director of Development for Marketstreet Enterprises from 1999 to 2007. Mr. Turner has been a member of the board of directors of the Farmers National Bank Financial Corporation in Scottsville, Kentucky, for more than 15 years. He also serves on the boards of Cumberland Heights, the Nashville Downtown Partnership Board and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. He received his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School. We believe Mr. Turner’s experience in and knowledge of the commercial real estate industry, his community banking board service, as well as his investment and legal knowledge, give him significant insight and enable him to make significant contributions as a member of our board.

 
James S. Turner, Jr.
Director


Mr. Turner serves as Chairman of the Credit Committee and also serves on the Risk Committee. He has served as a Managing Director for Marketstreet Equities Company and Marketstreet Management Company since 2007 and, prior to that, was a Director of Development for Marketstreet Enterprises from 1999 to 2007. Mr. Turner has been a member of the board of directors of the Farmers National Bank Financial Corporation in Scottsville, Kentucky, for more than 15 years. He also serves on the boards of ... 

Toby S. Wilt
Director

Mr. Wilt was a founder of CapStar Bank and serves as Chairman of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and also serves on the Audit Committee. Mr. Wilt has nearly four decades of experience in the banking industry. Mr. Wilt is also a non-practicing certified public accountant, having practiced accountancy with Ernst & Ernst. He has previously served on the boards of directors of banks and public companies including C&S/Sovran Corporation, Commerce Union Bank, Outback Steakhouse and Genesco Inc. Mr. Wilt currently serves as President of TSW Investment Company, Founding President of Golf Club of Tennessee, and Chairman of the board of Christie Cookie Company. Mr. Wilt is also a former board member of First American National Bank. He earned a B.E. in civil engineering from Vanderbilt University and is a former pilot in the United States Air Force. We believe Mr. Wilt’s significant experience in banking and as a director of banks and public companies, including his service on audit and human resource committees, gives him valuable insight and enables him to make significant contributions as a member of our board.

 
Toby S. Wilt
Director


Mr. Wilt was a founder of CapStar Bank and serves as Chairman of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and also serves on the Audit Committee. Mr. Wilt has nearly four decades of experience in the banking industry. Mr. Wilt is also a non-practicing certified public accountant, having practiced accountancy with Ernst & Ernst. He has previously served on the boards of directors of banks and public companies including C&S/Sovran Corporation, Commerce Union Bank, Outback Steakhouse and G... 




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