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University of North Carolina, JD
Emory University, BA
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Gus Puryear

Gus Puryear began service as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Asurion in April 2010.

Prior to joining Asurion, Puryear served for more than nine years as general counsel for CCA, a NYSE-listed company based in Nashville.

Puryear previously worked in a variety of political and legislative roles in Washington, D.C., including working with the Vice President of the United States and serving as counsel to both a U.S. Senator and the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs’ Special Investigation into illegal and improper fundraising during the 1996 federal elections.

Before his work in Washington, Puryear was in the private practice of law in Nashville after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Puryear earned his law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina and received a B.A. with highest honors from Emory University.

Puryear also serves as a Director of NBT Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary, Nashville Bank & Trust Co. He is active in the Nashville community and serves on numerous charitable boards, and also currently serves on the Board of Visitors of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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