Hunter Atkins became a certified TAB board facilitator in 2017 having been a TAB member for 12 years. He has always maintained an interest in business strategy, communication and execution and the inherent challenges of each, regardless of the size of the entity. He has found that “moving to the head of the table” has been a most natural and rewarding step in his TAB journey.
Hunter serves currently as Chairman of the Board of The Bank of Nashville where he was CEO for ten years. He orchestrated the sale of the bank (a publicly -held OTC institution) to Synovus (NYSE:SNV), its owner today. Prior to this, Hunter served as City President of AmSouth Bank and as an EVP with Commerce Union Bank (now Bank of America) in Nashville. His responsibilities at Commence Union included the International, Commercial, Special Assets, Private Banking and Investment Divisions.
Hunter’s personal business ownership experiences include oil and gas, film, health care start -ups, restaurants, spirits, patents and construction. He has been a guest lecturer at Belmont University, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Cumberland University and the Owen School at Vanderbilt. He has served on many not -for-profit boards and most notably Chaired the national board of Family Service America (now The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, the largest family and child serving group in the U.S.). Hunter holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt with continuing education degrees from The University of Texas Petroleum Institute (Energy) and The University of Virginia (International Finance).