TALENTS: adaptability, seeing the pixels and how they relate, mentoring and coaching, presentation skills, leading others through a process, linking concepts
Aaron was one of the founders in starting Avenue Bank, and had a significant hand in writing the bank’s business plan, creating the bank’s credit policies, and developing the company’s brand and culture. After the start-up of the bank, Aaron continued in his prior expertise in underwriting commercial loans, focusing largely on commercial real estate developments.
A few years ago, Aaron felt a calling to military service and left the bank in October 2008 to join the United States Marine Corps as a Marine Officer. He achieved the rank of Captain, has served our country as an Intelligence Officer in Afghanistan, and is the recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.
Avenue welcomed him back in June 2012. He is now Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, and a member of the bank’s Senior Leadership Team. He is responsible for corporate strategic planning and special projects, management of all branding, marketing, and communications activities of the bank, and oversight of the bank’s retail banking team and four branch locations.
Aaron is a 2003 graduate of Florida State University earning a bachelor’s degree in Multinational Business Operations and Finance, as well as a degree in International Affairs.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Rocketown of Middle Tennessee, chairing the Governance Committee, and on the Board of Directors of Conexión Américas. He is the former Chairman of the Davidson County Young Republicans and has served as a Co-Chairman of the Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament.
He is married to Erin and has two little girls. In addition to being an expert in Rifle and Pistol marksmanship, he also has a passion for the arts. In his free time, he loves writing songs, playing the guitar, painting, and reading interesting books.