CapStar Appoints Tietz Chief Banking Officer, Higgins Middle Tennessee Market President

CapStar Bank, a subsidiary of CapStar Financial Holdings, appointed Christopher G. Tietz to the newly created position of chief banking officer. In this role, Tietzwill lead planning and oversight of the company’s banking and specialty banking divisions.

Tietz joined CapStar in 2016 as chief credit officer, Since April 2021, he has served as executive vice president of specialty banking with responsibility for the company’s CRE, mortgage, SBA, Southland Finance, Tri-Net and Valley Title divisions. Previously, Tietz held various chief credit officer positions and served First American National Bank for 15 years in roles of increasing responsibility, including commercial relationship manager.

Additionally, Christopher A. Higgins joined CapStar as Middle Tennessee market president. Higgins will lead community engagement, business development and customer service in the greater Nashville, TN, metropolitan area. CapStar’s current Middle Tennessee presence includes six banking offices, nine commercial relationship managers and two wealth advisors. Higgins is succeeding Kenneth E. Webb, a founding member of CapStar, who informed the company of his intention to retire at the end of this year.

Higgins has worked nearly his entire 39-year banking career in the Nashville, TN, market. Most recently, Higgins served as market president for two community banks. Higgins’ previous experience also includes eight years at Pinnacle Bank and 10 years at First Horizon Bank, where he led each organization’s company-wide business banking divisions. He began his career at First American National Bank, where he served 15 years in retail banking management as a commercial relationship manager, commercial relationship manager team lead and, ultimately, as the company’s small business markets director.

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