Douglas Cruickshanks, Jr.
Doug Cruickshanks brings a passion for banking to FirstBank. After serving 10 years as President and CEO and another 5 years as Vice chairman, Doug is now FirstBank’s Director Emeritus.
Under Doug’s leadership of the executive management team, FirstBank enjoyed substantial growth in assets, locations and the number of associates serving the bank’s customers across the state.
Doug works closely with FirstBank Chairman Jim Ayers in strategic and advisory roles across all of FirstBank’s operating divisions and Ayers Asset Management. He also is involved in corporate governance.
Doug joined FirstBank in 2002 after retiring as Tennessee president of Bank of America following a career that spanned more than 30 years. He served in several executive roles in commercial, retail and community banking, marketing, and merger integration. In 1995 he was named President of NationsBank Virginia and consumer executive for the mid-Atlantic region, overseeing 600 branches in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Randolph-Macon College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Richmond. He also served as an officer in the Virginia Army National Guard.
Throughout his career, Doug has been active in numerous civic and nonprofit organizations. His local volunteer work has included serving on the boards of The Land Trust for Tennessee, YMCA of Middle Tennessee, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, The Nashville Opera, The Nashville Library Foundation and as a member of the Mayor’s Task Force for Affordable Housing.
A native of Richmond, Va., Doug lives in Nashville and enjoys golf and photography. He is also an avid fly fisherman.
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