Hugh Queener

Chief Administrative Officer, Pinnacle Bank


Hugh Queener brings more than 30 years of experience to his role as Chief Administrative Officer of Pinnacle Bank and Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc in Nashville, TN, a position he has held since the company was formed in 2000.

Before joining Pinnacle, he spent 13 years at First American National Bank/AmSouth in a variety of positions including senior vice president of operations support, executive vice president of general banking, executive vice president of operations and technology and executive vice president of retail lending programs. Prior to rejoining First American, Hugh held executive level positions at software providers, The Kirchman Corporation and Systeme Corporation. He began his banking career as an audit officer with Park National Bank in 1979.

In addition to being on the Board of BHG, he also serves on the board of Apiture, Inc. in Wilmington, NC. He is a member of the Board of Directors Leah Rose Residence for Senior Citizens serving as chairman. He is also a member of the board and loan committee of Southeast Community Capital dba Pathway Lending, a board member of Downtown Partnership, a trustee of Tennessee Wesleyan University where he serves as vice chairman and is a member of Leadership Nashville and Leadership Tennessee. Mr. Queener is a member of Brentwood United Methodist Church (BUMC) and he also serves as a board member at Thembelihle School and Angels Care Center in Howick, South Africa both of which are supported by BUMC. He has been an active participant with the Boy Scouts having served on its executive committee and as scout leader, cub master and troop leader in the past.

Hugh earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Tennessee Wesleyan College.