Gresham Smith’s Al Pramuk Named a Most Admired CEO for Second Year

October 21, 2020

Gresham Smith Chairman and CEO Al Pramuk has been named a Most Admired CEO by the Nashville Business Journal for the second year in a row. Following a nomination period, Pramuk was selected for the honor by his peers in the Nashville business community during a closed voting session. Finalists will be honored at a virtual event held on December 8, 2020.

“I am honored to be named a finalist among fellow Nashville business leaders making an impact in our community,” Pramuk said. “At Gresham Smith, we live by our brand promise of Genuine Ingenuity and our culture of caring. We are committed to fostering an environment of inclusivity and innovation among our employees, and this allows us to, not only attract some of the best talent, but to also provide high-quality service to our clients and our communities. I’m grateful to our executive management team, senior leadership and our employees for their dedication to their craft, continually making our firm an industry leader.”

Pramuk has served as CEO of Gresham Smith since 2017 and has been a strong proponent of smart, sustainable growth at the firm. He has worked to align the staff under a common mission to support and encourage each other to better serve the firm’s clients. Gresham Smith has received several accolades honoring its distinct culture including being named a best place to work in Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Charlotte, Louisville and Tampa in 2020. Reinforcing his commitment to the community, Al contributes his time and expertise as a board member of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and sits on the Moving Forward transit committee.  Al also is a member of the Nashville Downtown Partnership board, serves as an advisory board member for the ACE Mentor Program for high school students, and serves as an advisory board member for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Nashville Chapter.

The Nashville Business Journal’s “Most Admired CEOs” award identifies and celebrates Nashville-area business leaders who “hold their employees, products, and services in the highest regard, run their companies with integrity and are shining examples of how all companies should be run and managed.” The nomination and voting process are structured to ensure that all finalists are peer-selected. A full list of finalists is available here.