Mark Brooks is a Senior Vice President, Business Banking Manager at Avenue Bank. Mark has 29 years of banking experience, having served in retail and business banking management roles with American Security/CapStar Bank, US Bank and First Union, prior to joining Avenue Bank in November 2012.
He is active with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Tennessee Small Business Development Council, and is a member of the Nat’l Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL). He currently serves as the Board Chair for the Ford Business Academy at Glencliff High School, which exposes students to a multitude of careers and opportunities, industry skills, and potential employers by way of classroom speakers, site visits, job shadowing and internships.
Mark is a frequent speaker for students of Belmont University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and MBA program.
He is a 1998 graduate of Leadership Brentwood and served for two years as Chairman of Youth Leadership Brentwood. Mark’s prior community involvement also includes serving as a YMCA Brentwood Board Member and Jr. Achievement Volunteer.
He is an avid hiker who especially enjoys Tennessee state parks, and enjoys photography especially nature scenes and landscapes.
Mark will be the speaker for the Nashville Community Education Small Business Symposium session April 4th. He will be leading the Financing Your Small Business session.