Incorporator / Director / President / CEO
Robert L. McDonald is an incorporator of the Bank. He is the President, CEO, and a member of the Board of Directors of CedarStone Bank. Mr. McDonald was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated from Goodpasture Christian School in 1979, and the University of Tennessee in 1983, with a BA in Economics.
With a background in government and hospitality, he began his banking career in Nashville in 1985. Mr. McDonald was named Community President of SunTrust Bank in Wilson County in June, 1995. In April 2003, Mr. McDonald and eight other business and community leaders formed CedarStone Bank, headquartered in Lebanon, TN. His local activities include; past president and board member of the Wilson County Community Help Center, past chairman and board member of the United Way of Wilson County, past president and board member of the Wilson County Chapter of the American Heart Association, past chairman and board member of the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, past board member of the Mt. Juliet/West Wilson Chamber of Commerce, board member of Wilson County Promotions (Wilson County Fair Board), member of the Lebanon Noon Rotary Club, recipient of the 2001 Wilsonian of the Year Award presented by the Mt. Juliet/West Wilson Chamber of Commerce, recipient of the 2004 Business Person of the Year Award and the 2009 Friend of Education Award presented by the Lebanon/ Wilson County Chamber of Commerce. Bob currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Ladies’ Hermitage Association and is Chairman of the Board of Trust of Cumberland University, and previously served as chairman of the Finance, Investment, and Membership Committees.