Mr. Schools serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for CapStar Financial Holdings, Inc. and CapStar Bank. Schools has a long record of increasing responsibility with leading financial institutions. Most recently, Mr. Schools was President and Chief Executive Officer at Highlands Union Bank in Abingdon, Va. where he led the successful turnaround and sale of the company.
Previously, he served as President of American Savings Bank, Hawaii’s third largest financial institution, where he led it to become one of the nation’s highest performing banks with exemplary employee engagement rankings. Mr. Schools began his banking career at SouthTrust and has held positions at National Commerce Financial, The South Financial Group, and United Community Bank.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Emory University.