Avenue Bank Announces Five New Promotions

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Ronald L. Samuels, Chairman and CEO of Avenue Bank, today announced five new promotions in the Nashville branches.

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Ronald L. Samuels, Chairman and CEO of Avenue Bank, today announced five new promotions in the Nashville branches.

Andy Moats has been promoted to Bank Group Director and is responsible for management of the bank’s Private Client Banking team, Music & Entertainment Division, Business Banking, as well as oversight of retail banking growth and client service. He joined Avenue Bank in October of 2006 and brings more than 12 years of commercial banking experience. Andy remains Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, with continued responsibility for management of Credit Underwriting and Credit Strategy.

Aaron Dorn has been named Vice President, Director of Concierge Banking, responsible for management of the bank’s retail banking team and four branch locations. He is a 2003 graduate of Florida State University earning a bachelor’s degree in Multinational Business Operations and Finance as well as International Affairs. He was one of the original group of employees who started Avenue Bank in 2006. He left the bank in 2009 to serve in the United States Marine Corps, where he achieved the rank of First Lieutenant. He returned to Avenue Bank upon completion of his military service in June, 2012.

Mallory Bishop has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, West End Branch Manager. She joined Avenue Bank as a Concierge Banker in 2009. She is a native of Knoxville, TN, and a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.

Chris Schlueter has been promoted to Business Banking Manager and is responsible for business development and management of the bank’s new team dedicated to small business owners and their companies. He most recently served as the Branch Manager of the bank’s West End location, the role he held since the branch location’s opening in 2008. He has a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

John Moore has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Private Client Banking Manager. He earned his M.B.A. at the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University and has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Sewanee, The University of the South. John joined Avenue Bank when it opened in July of 2007.

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

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