Ron Samuels is an experienced leader, executive and marketer and has been a banker in Nashville for over 30 years. Mr. Samuels was a founder in 2007 of Avenue Bank, which today has assets of more than $500 million. Mr. Samuels is recognized as one of Nashville’s most visible and engaged community leaders, having just concluded his term as Chairman of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, along with service on many other boards and committees in the arenas of economic development, professional sports, education and more. In addition to enjoying time with his family, Mr. Samuels is a passionate golfer and is a member of The Hummingbirds, Avenue Bank’s corporate band. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, and earned an MBA at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.