Jim McCann and Pete Wooten have been promoted to serve as executive vice presidents at Avenue Bank, bank Chairman and CEO Ronald L. Samuels has announced.
McCann currently works as executive vice president and director of mortgage lending. He joined Avenue Bank in September 2007 as a senior vice president and manager of the bank’s mortgage lending division.
McCann has more than 38 years of experience in the industry and is a certified mortgage banker, which is the highest professional designation presented by the Mortgage Bankers Association of America.
In 1996, McCann was named "Mortgage Banker of the Year" by the Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association. He has served on the board of directors of both the Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association and the Nashville Mortgage Bankers Association, and as president of both organizations. McCann currently serves on the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity and the Villa Maria Manor.
Wooten has been named executive vice president and director of commercial banking. Wooten started with Avenue Bank in April 2007, prior to the bank’s official opening in July of that year, as a senior vice president and commercial banking relationship manager.
In 2009, Wooten was promoted to director of commercial banking. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field and now oversees the bank’s commercial and industrial banking, commercial real estate lending, residential construction team and treasury management.
Wooten is a graduate of Leadership Middle Tennessee’s class of 2012 and is an active supporter and committee member of Greenways for Nashville. He has served on the boards of a number of organizations, including Junior Achievement and on the advisory board of Kraft CPAs.
Wooten is an alumnus of Florida State University, where he received his degree in finance and economics.
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