Directors and Leadership

Harold R. Carpenter

Harold R. Carpenter

Harold R. Carpenter
Chief Financial Officer

Harold Carpenter serves as chief financial officer and a member of Pinnacle's senior leadership team since 2000.  As such, Carpenter oversees all of Pinnacle’s financial operations, including strategic planning, financial forecasting, treasury, accounting, tax, investor relations and capital markets activities, including several follow-on equity offerings, numerous debt issuances and numerous mergers since 2006.

Carpenter was previously lead financial manager for First American Corporation's Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana operations prior to its merger with AmSouth Bancorporation in 2000.  First American was a $25B financial institution predominantly located in TN but with operations in several Southeastern US states.  Carpenter joined First American in 1998 during its merger with Jackson, Miss.-based Deposit Guaranty Corporation, where he had served for four years as chief financial manager of the company's business units. His previous experience includes serving as controller for Commerce National Corporation in Shreveport, LA which was acquired by Deposit Guaranty and KPMG Peat Marwick as senior manager from 1982 through 1994.

Carpenter obtained a bachelor's degree and a master's of business administration in accounting from Louisiana Tech University in 1982. He is a member of the AICPA and FEI. He has served on the board of the Nashville Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Tennessee Business Roundtable.  He was a member of the 2015 class of Leadership Nashville and a 2017 class member of Leadership Tennessee.

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