Charles W. Cook, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus (2016- Present), Chairman (2010-2015), Vice Chairman (2004-2009), and Founder
Charlie Cook served as Vice Chairman of the Bank from its inception to June 2007. He became Chairman of Truxton Trust in January 2010 and served in that capacity until his retirement in 2015, at which time he became the company’s Chairman Emeritus. Mr. Cook has over 50 years of experience in the Nashville banking industry, having served as President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Third National Bank and its parent Third National Corporation in Nashville before its merger with SunTrust Banks, Inc. in 1987. He retired from SunTrust in 1990 as an Executive Vice President. From 1991 to 1993, he served as the Director of Finance for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson County. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Cook served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Planters Bank of Middle Tennessee and served as Chairman from 1999 to 2001.
In addition to his board membership on the banks with which he has been affiliated, Mr. Cook has served as a board member of Hasbro Industries and Quality Industries and Richland Place, a retirement community. He has been active in community affairs throughout his career and currently serves as Director Emeritus and former Chairman of Nashville Public Television Corp. and on the boards of the Tennessee Historical Society, the United Way of Greater Nashville, and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.