Nashville, TN (Vocus) April 30, 2010
Ronald L. Samuels, President and Chief Executive Officer of Avenue Bank, announced today that Jeff Tucker, Vice President/Mortgage Loan Originator for the bank, has earned the Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation from the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, and Joe Repass has joined Avenue Bank as a new Mortgage Loan Originator.
The CMB certification is the highest professional designation that can be earned in the mortgage industry. Mr. Tucker has over twelve years of banking experience and joined Avenue Bank in May, 2008. He serves as Treasurer of the Nashville Mortgage Bankers Association and is a member of a number of associations including the Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association, Tennessee Home Builders Association, and the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.
In 2009, Mr. Tucker was recognized by the Williamson County Association of Realtors as an Affiliate Member who has gone “above and beyond” to assist the projects and fundraising efforts of their organization.
Mr. Repass comes to Avenue Bank with more than 14 years of experience in mortgage lending. He most recently served in the same role with Regions Bank.
He is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, Williamson County Association of Realtors, and both the Davidson County and Williamson County Home Builders Associations. Mr. Repass is a graduate of Cumberland University and earned his M.B.A. at Belmont University’s Massey School of Business.
ABOUT AVENUE BANK
Avenue Bank opened in July, 2007, and aims to be Nashville’s signature bank. Avenue Bank offers business and personal banking services through a team of professionals dedicated to serving the creative spirit of Nashville. The bank’s name reflects the creative, entrepreneurial, friendly and boutique environment which clients immediately experience on arrival – including Avenue’s unique “concierge service.”
Avenue Bank has been recognized as a “top employer” by Business Tennessee and the Nashville Business Journal. Avenue Bank’s headquarters office is in the historic Baggage Building at Union Station, with branches in Nashville and Franklin. For more information, visit http://www.thedifferenceisreal.com