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M. Terry Turner

M. Terry Turner

M. Terry Turner
President and Chief Executive Officer Director since February 28, 2000

Terry Turner has served as president and chief executive officer of Pinnacle Financial Partners since its founding in 2000. He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received his bachelor's degree in Industrial Management in 1976. Following his graduation, Mr. Turner worked for Arthur Andersen & Company as a consultant in Atlanta, Georgia, and joined one of his clients, Park National Bank, Knoxville, Tennessee in 1979, where he held various management positions, including senior vice president of that bank’s commercial division. In 1985, Mr. Turner joined First American National Bank, Nashville, Tennessee, as a result of its acquisition of Park National Bank. Mr. Turner served from January 1994 until November 1998 as president of the Retail Bank of First American National Bank. From November 1998 until October 1999, he served as president of the Investment Services Group of First American Corporation.

During Mr. Turner's tenure in Nashville, he has served as chairman of the board of the Nashville Sports Council, chairman of the board of trustees for Brentwood Academy, advisory board chairman for the Salvation Army, vice chairman for the Southern Baptist Foundation, member of the board of trustees of Belmont University, member of the executive committee of the Nashville Credit Bureau, a member of the board of governors of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and past board member of the Nashville branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Mr. Turner continues to serve on the board of Belmont University, Nashville Sports Council and the board of the Music City Bowl. He is an active member in the World Presidents’ Organization, Chief Executives Organization and is also a member of numerous local clubs and organizations including Leadership Nashville.

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