Gresham Smith’s Al Pramuk Named a Most Admired CEO, Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award
Gresham Smith Chairman and CEO Al Pramuk has been named a Most Admired CEO by the Nashville Business Journal for the third consecutive year. He was also honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the Nashville business community throughout his more than 30 years at Gresham Smith. Pramuk will be recognized at a celebration event on Thursday, December 9.
“I am honored to be recognized among fellow Nashville business leaders who are having a positive impact on our communities,” said Pramuk. “I have had the good fortune of being able to work with so many wonderful and talented people—from our employees and executive management team to the chamber, local business leaders and our clients. I have especially appreciated the opportunities we’ve had to give back to the community and have a lasting impact.” Pramuk, who will transition out of his CEO role at the end of 2021, will continue to serve as Gresham Smith’s Chairman. He will also continue to play active roles with local civic and charitable organizations.
Pramuk has worked at Gresham Smith for more than three decades. He joined the firm’s executive management team in 2015 and has served as CEO since 2017. During his tenure as CEO, the firm experienced nearly 50% growth in revenue, expanded into the Chicago and Charlotte markets, launched its “Genuine Ingenuity” rebrand, developed a robust employee development program and established an innovation incubator. The firm has been repeatedly recognized for its distinct culture, and has been named a best place to work in several locations, including Nashville, Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Louisville, and Tampa.
Gresham Smith supports more than 100 charitable organizations throughout the southeast. Pramuk has personally contributed time and insights as a board member of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Moving Forward transit committee. He is also 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.