CapStar's Tucker wins Ernst & Young award

Claire W. Tucker, president and CEO of CapStar Bank in Nashville, is among three Tennessee executives to receive an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Southeast.

The award recognizes executives for innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Tucker (pictured) won the award honoring those in the financial services sector. The judges said that "by building customer relationships and tailoring solutions and products to clients," CapStar Bank experienced greater growth than any other bank in Tennessee during 2011. Since then, the community bank has merged, doubled its sales and quadrupled EBITDA.

Karl A. Schledwitz, chairman and CEO of Monogram Foods in Memphis, was the honoree in the food and beverage industry. The company acquires underutilized packaged-meat brands and manufacturing facilities. In 2013, Monogram Foods  had 21 percent revenue growth and has generated significant job growth at the production facilities it acquired.


Dr. Lynn Massingale, executive chairman of TeamHealth in Knoxville, won in the services industry.
TeamHealth is a provider of hospital-based clinical outsourcing. It has more than 9,000 clinicians who see more than 12 million patients a year.

Regional winners are eligible for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Program. Award recipients in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced Nov. 15.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. Now in its 28th year, the program recognizes business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.