Sumner County Advisory Board
Claire W. Tucker
President & 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 member 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.
Jay does it all at CapStar, providing expertise in everything from deposit services to treasury management for our Sumner County clients.
He knows every company and person is different, and enjoys serving as his clients’ trusted advisor while working alongside them to find a customized solution for each unique need.
Jay grew up in middle Tennessee and is proud to have witnessed and participated in the area’s steady advancement over the years. He sees promise in its growth and diverse economy. You can see Jay everywhere in Sumner County and he’s very excited about CapStar’s partnership with the Event Center at the Comer Barn.
When he’s not working, Jay’s enjoys relaxing with family on Old Hickory Lake or working on his golf game with willing victims.
Mr. Batey is the owner of Batey Construction Company, a family-owned and operated business specializing in home-building and subdivision development in Sumner county for more than 50 years.
Mr. Batey is a real estate developer, general contractor, and real estate broker active in Hendersonville and Sumner County since 1975.
Mr. Batey is a 1970 graduate of Hendersonville High School and has a business degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he majored in finance and insurance. He and his wife Lee Ann have three children and five grandchildren, currently.
Carl Davis is the founder and managing partner of Davis, Brown and Company, PLLC, a full service accounting firm providing tax, payroll and financial advisory services with offices in Hendersonville, Cool Springs and Portland, Tenn.
Prior to establishing the firm, his earlier career experiences include eight years with Deloitte when he served on the audit staff and later as a National Policy Coordinator, as well as private industry financial and operational management roles in manufacturing and hospitality.
Mr. Davis is an 1985 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a B.A. in Accounting. His professional and civic involvement includes the Tennessee Society of CPAs, the Sertoma Club, and board positions at TRAC, Inc. and Bluegrass Country Club, where he served as club president from 2009 to 2011. He and his family have lived in Hendersonville since 1986.
Gwen Dowland leads the Gwen Dowland Team at Re/Max Choice Properties Gallatin, a subsidiary of Hendersonville Re/Max Choice Properties. She was the Number One top producing agent in Sumner County from 1995-2005 and from 2007-2011, winning the Platinum Award of Excellence in Sumner County for more than 20 years, consistently ranking in the top one percent of realtors nationwide. She was selected as Sumner County Realtor of the Year in 2013 by Goodall Homes.
Ms. Dowland has served on the board of directors of Sumner County CASA, Sumner Academy and the Sumner Association of Realtors, and has served on Vanderbilt University’s Peabody Roundtable. She is a very active in the United Methodist Church, serving as a Trustee of the FUMC and on the Parsonage Committee, and has served as Vice Chair of First United Methodist Church’s Regional Trustees. She is also an accomplished pianist.
Earl Fischer is retired after more than 44 years with Atmos Energy Corporation, based in Dallas, Tex., having risen to President of the TXU-Gas Acquisition division of Atmos. He is a graduate of Brescia College, Owensboro, Ky., with a B.S. in Business Administration.
He is a past Chairman of the Board of Regents for Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, a past Chairman of the Board of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, past Chair of the Governor’s Task Force of Business and Industry on Post-Secondary Education in Frankfort, Ky, and past Chairman of the board of Bowling Green/Warren County Chamber of Commerce. He has served on the board of directors of Wells Fargo Bank in Lubbock, Tex.; the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce; Industry, Inc.; the Owensboro National Bank; Junior Achievement in Owensboro; the Kentucky Gas Association; and Leadership Kentucky, based in Frankfort. He is a past state chairman for Kentucky forward and the Certified Cities Program.
His many civic awards include being named Outstanding Businessman of Bowling Green, Kentucky and Volunteer of the Year by the Southern Industrial Development Council. He received the Outstanding Citizen Award from the Western Kentucky Gas Company and was selected by the Governor of Kentucky as Kentucky’s Outstanding Industrial Development Leader. In 2005, he received the infrequently awarded Southern Gas Association Distinguished Service Award.
He and his wife moved to Gallatin in 2006 and Mr. Fischer began an active second career as a leading volunteer in the Sumner County community, where he serves on the boards of the Gallatin Industrial Foundation, the Gallatin Economic Development Agency, the Volunteer State Community College Foundation and a president of the Fairvue Plantation Homeowners Assocation.
Mike Gaughan served as a broker for and owner of REMAX Choice Properties, a full service real estate firm with locations in Nashville, Hendersonville, Gallatin, Brentwood and Murfreesboro. He has served on the boards of the Sumner County YMCA, Hendersonville Medical center, Forward Sumner, Sumner County United Way and The Jason Foundation; he is a past board member of American Security Bank and Trust. He is also very active in the real estate industry having served as President of both the Sumner Association of Realtors and the Tennessee Association of Realtors and as a Regional Vice-President of the National Association of Realtors. Past involvement in community and professional organizations has included the Hendersonville Rotary Club; the Hendersonville and Gallatin Chambers of Commerce and membership in the First United Methodist Church.
Mr. Gaughan is a graduate of Hendersonville High School and the University of Memphis. He and his wife Lindy have two adult children.
Advisory Board Chair
Louis A. Green III (L.A. Green) is a 26-year veteran of the real estate industry. Presently, Green serves as General Partner of Green & Little, L.P., a real estate investment company headquartered in Gallatin, Tennessee. Additionally, he is President of Green-Little Corporation, a real estate management company. Green serves as Director of CapStar Bank, which acquired American Security Bank & Trust where he was also an originating member. He is a prior director of Commerce Union Bank and NationsBank (both now Bank of America), located in Sumner County.
After attending the University of Tennessee, Green spent the next 15 years at Green Seed Company, a wholesale distribution business covering the eastern half of the United States. In 1983, Green assumed the role of President. When Green Seed Co. was sold to Genesis Seed in 1989, the company enjoyed annual revenues in excess of $35 million.
Active in the community, Green has volunteered on numerous nonprofit boards and committees, including currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Boy Scouts of Middle Tennessee Council. He formerly served on the board of directors for the Gallatin Economic Development Agency, Forward Sumner and the Sumner County Joint Economic Community Development Board. Green is also active in civic organizations such as the Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Fairvue Plantation Golf & Country Club. A seventh generation resident of Sumner County, he is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gallatin.
Phillip L. Kile
Phil Kile is president of Kile International Trucks, Inc. in Nashville and general manager of Kile Truck Refrigeration, which provides transport refrigeration and bus air conditioning. It was selected Dealer of the Year for North America in 2000.
Sid King, M.D.
Dr. Sid King is the managing partner for the Sumner Medical Group (SMG) in Gallatin, Tenn. In 1996, he led the merger of a four-man internal medicine practice and a three-man family practice group to form SMG. SMG is now a 26-provider, multi-specialty group. In addition to his management work, he practices internal medicine.
His management experience includes being the medical director and chairman of the board for the Tri-County IPA from 1996 to the present. He has served on advisory board with the following payors: Health 123, HealthNet, HealthSpring and Universal Care of Tennessee. Dr. King served on the Sumner Regional Health System (SRHS) Board and Executive Committee from 1994-2004. He leads the Quality Committee at SRHS. Dr. King graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine.
Thomas L. “Len” Little
Len Little is a partner in Green & Little, a real estate investment company. He serves as secretary/treasurer of the Green-Little Corporation, a real estate management company. He has partnership interests in several companies investing in industrial, commercial, and retail real estate.
He earned a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Tennessee. After graduating, he joined his wife’s family seed business, GreenSeed, where he served as Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer. Through his leadership, the company developed the seed industry standard for information systems. In 1989, Green Seed was sold to Genesis Seed Co., a startup controlled by the Hillman Company in Pittsburgh, Penn. At the time of the sale, GreenSeed’s annual revenues were in excess of $35 million.
Mr. Little has served as an advisory director of First Tennessee Bank and as a director of First Tennessee Bank of Sumner County for more than 25 years. He has also served as a director of United Way of Middle Tennessee, the Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club and the United Methodist Foundation, Tennessee Conference. He has been active in civic and social organizations, including United Way, Lions Club, Gallatin Chamber of Commerce, Bluegrass Yacht and Country club in Hendersonville, The Club at Fairvue Plantation and as a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gallatin, serving as Chairman of the Finance Committee for more than 10 years. Mr. Little and his wife have two children and has lived in Gallatin, Tenn. for almost five decades.
Scott Ramsey attended Old Dominion University on a golf scholarship and has more than 25 years of experience in the sports marketing industry. As President and CEO of the Nashville Sports Council, he oversees the Council and Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.
As a result of his leadership, Mr. Ramsey was named Nashvillian of the Year in 1998 by the Kiwanis Club of Nashville. He served as national chairman of the football Bowl Association in 2007 and 2008 and continues to serve on its five-member Executive Committee. In 2003, the Nashville Sports Council was named the National Sports Commission of the Year by the membership of the National Association of Sports Commissions. During his tenure with the Council and the Music City Bowl, both organizations have combined to deliver more than $430 million in economic impact, hundreds of hours of national television coverage and recruited and staged more than 160 sporting events in middle Tennessee.
Mr. Ramsey moved to Nashville in 1996 when he accepted the executive director position for the 1997 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the first sporting event in the new Nashville Arena. National organizers called the event the best-managed national championships ever.
Prior to moving to Nashville, he spent eight years with USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for gymnastics within the United States Olympic Committee family. He began his sports marketing career at River Wilderness Country Club in Bradenton, Fla., and as an account executive with the Washington Bullet of the NBA. He and his wife are natives of the Indianapolis area and live in Hendersonville. He serves on the board of the Nashville Local Organizing committee Board of Directors.
Rick Turner is Senior Construction Executive and Mid-Central Division Vice-President for The Rogers Group, where he is responsible for strategic business units in Tennessee with annual revenue of $100 million and up. He has been with The Rogers Group for more than 35 years. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Western Kentucky University with a B.S. in Business Administration.
He has served in leadership with the Tennessee Road Builders Association for more than 30 years, including service on the board of directors. Active in the middle Tennessee economic community, Mr. Turner has served on the board of Forward Sumner Economic Development for more than 10 years.