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You have a family to take care of, a business to run, and a home to protect. We'll oversee your daily banking needs so you can enjoy the lifestyle you deserve. CapStar's highly discrete, attentive bankers are available day and night to help take care of your finances. That includes weekends. We'll oversee the small details and help you make big picture decisions to grow your money. Together, we'll take charge of your financial future.
Beth provides personalized service to CapStar clients who need a little extra attention and discretion. She enjoys making banking easier, more efficient and more fun for her clients. She’s a cheerleader for her clients inside and outside the bank.
When she’s not taking care of CapStar customers, she’s serving the Nashville community. A member of the YWCA’s Academy for Women of Achievement and graduate of Leadership Nashville, she’s a past board chair for the Nashville Public Library Foundation, Family and Children’s Service, the Junior League of Nashville and has chaired fundraisers for Friends of Warner Parks, The Land Trust for Tennessee, Nashville Repertory Theater and others.
She continues to provide communications and interpersonal training sessions for nonprofits and is a mentor to those navigating career choices through programs at the Entrepreneur Center and the Nashville Business Journal. Beth takes pride in the vibrant philanthropic culture that makes Nashville’s arts, music and social service sectors thrive.
William Benson, most recently a Portfolio Manager with the Healthcare Group, joined CapStar with a background in both commercial healthcare and consumer banking.
A native Nashvillian and graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy, William received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. William serves on the Young Alumni Board at his alma mater and has coached basketball and football in the West Nashville Sports League and Southwest Nashville Football League.
Steve prides himself on persistence. He knows it’s a key characteristic for success, and his clients’ experiences show it.
As a member of CapStar’s private banking team, Steve takes the time to know each person and business he works with, resulting in strong relationships that produce lasting results. He enjoys helping physicians and other very busy professionals manage their financial matters in creative ways that allow them to focus on patients.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Steve appreciates the mix of urban and country in Nashville and loves to explore Tennessee’s Civil War history. Steve loves spoiling his golden retriever, Mattie. He’s also a big fan of grilled salmon and occasionally enjoys splurging on sea bass.
Nashvillian Tara Alford is Executive Vice President, Consumer Banking Director for CapStar with responsibility over the Retail and Private Banking divisions. She has more than two decades of experience in financial and retail services.
After beginning her career in retail, Tara joined Bankers Trust Company, later purchased by State Street Bank. There, she was a Director of Global Securities Services, leading a large Custody division for U.S. Securities. Tara joined Fifth Third Bank in 2005 as a Vice President, Retail Regional Manager, managing twelve Financial Centers across Davidson, Williamson and Rutherford counties. She was subsequently promoted and served as Senior Vice President and Head of the Investment Advisors division for Fifth Third Private Bank. She led a team that provided Wealth Planning, Investment Management, Private Banking, Risk Management and Trust Services.
Tara serves on the boards of Friends of Warner Parks and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). She currently serves on the Executive Leadership Committee for Go Red for Women (American Heart Association) and is co-chairing its annual fundraiser in 2016. Tara is a past board member and two-term Board Chair of the Patricia Hart Society of the United Way of Williamson County. She received the United Way Leader of the Year award in 2009. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a B.S. in Business Management and has completed the Scarlett Leadership Executive program through Belmont University. She holds FINRA securities licenses 24, 7 and 66 and is a registered advisor with CapStar Wealth Management/LPL Financial Services.
Kelly is a straight shooter. She’s honest and direct with her clients, creating straightforward solutions without wasting time. Kelly provides a customized banking experience for her clients through undivided attention and dedication. She means business, and that’s not just a banking joke.
Despite the no-nonsense demeanor, Kelly’s twinkle reveals a resilient sense of humor. She also serves on the board of the nonprofit RenewED and helps find housing for the homeless in Nashville by serving on the Selection Committee for the State of Tennessee’s Habitat for Humanity. Originally from Northern Indiana, she’s a Purdue graduate with a B.A. in Public Communication who spent 11 years in various roles with State Farm Insurance.
She spends free time experimenting in the kitchen and horseback riding in all kinds of weather.
George helps people find strategic solutions to meet and exceed their financial goals. He strives to help clients in a meaningful and timely way, while managing their daily banking needs carefully and strategically.
Born and raised in Nashville, George believes there is no better place to live. From the Boulevard Bolt to the Nashville Symphony to Percy Warner Park, George celebrates the city’s small-town feel with world-class offerings. He serves on the boards of St. Luke’s Community House, the Boulevard Bolt and the Coastal Conservation Association and is a past board member of Harding Academy, St. George’s Vestry and First Steps.
When he’s not serving our clients and community, he’s duck hunting, fishing, golfing or snow skiing—and planning for the next Boulevard Bolt that starts at his church, St. George’s Episcopal, every year on Thanksgiving Day.
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