Jennifer Banner


Jennifer S. Banner was appointed to the Board of Directors on June 1, 2015. Ms. Banner is the Executive Director of the University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business Forum for Emerging Enterprises and Private Business (since June 2019). Previously, she served as CEO of Schaad Source, LLC,a strategic and managerial shared services company from 2006 until April 1, 2019; as CEO of Schaad Companies, LLC from 2008 through 2018; and as CEO of the Schaad Family Office from 2012 through 2018. Schaad Companies is a 109-year-old privately held real estate holding company with related businesses in residential and commercial construction, development, property management and leasing, real estate brokerage and land investments. Previously, Ms. Banner spent 22 years in public accounting, practicing in the tax area with Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young LLP) in Florida and Pershing Yoakley & Associates in Tennessee. Ms. Banner has been a director of BB&T, now Truist Financial Corporation, since 2003 (presently serving as member of the executive committee, chair of the compensation committee, and member of the technology committee). She has been a member of Branch Banking and Trust Company, now Truist Bank, since 2013. Ms. Banner is also a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee of CDM Smith, Inc., a global engineering and design build construction company that is privately held. She is a past director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Nashville Branch), First Virginia Banks, Inc., and First Vantage Bank. In 2019, she was named an honorary Fellow of MIT Center for Information Systems Research. Ms. Banner maintains an active license as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Tennessee, and she holds a Master of Accountancy and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee