First Horizon gains Middle Tennessee traction

It looks like Nashville was kind to First Tennessee Bank in the second quarter. The bank's parent company, First Horizon National Corp., said its Middle Tennessee loan book grew by 8 percent in the three months ended June 30. That was double the company's overall growth rate.

Jul 18, 2014 2:11 PM

First Tennessee buying batch of BofA branches

Deal includes seven sites in arc south of Nashville
May 28, 2014 11:37 AM

Pinnacle brings on First Tennessee veteran

Senior VP to lead Sumner County efforts
May 13, 2014 2:07 PM

Sounds stadium gets First Tennessee name

Bank's deal could reach 20 years
Apr 22, 2014 11:36 AM

First Tennessee building in Houston

First Tennessee Bank is getting serious about building a commercial presence in Houston, the nation's fifth-largest metro area. The bank has recruited former Whitney Bank and Sovereign Bank regional executive Gary Olander to lead its efforts and build a team there. Houston becomes the fifth bank region for First Tennessee, joining three in in Tennessee and the Mid-Atlantic.

"Houston is one of the most exciting, diverse communities in the country, and the Texas economy is expanding more than twice as fast as the national rate," said Bryan Jordan, First Horizon's chairman and CEO. "Businesses in Texas are benefitting from income and employment rates that are growing faster than the nation's as a whole, and manufacturers are increasingly taking advantage of Houston's location to more efficiently distribute their goods. We see this as a great time to introduce First Tennessee Bank to the business leaders of Houston."

Houston becomes the fifth bank region for First Tennessee, joining three regions in Tennessee – West, Middle and East – and the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and North Florida. "Houston is one of the most exciting, diverse communities in the country, and the Texas economy is expanding more than twice as fast as the national rate," said Bryan Jordan, First Horizon's chairman and CEO. "Businesses in Texas are benefitting from income and employment rates that are growing faster than the nation's as a whole, and manufacturers are increasingly taking advantage of Houston's location to more efficiently distribute their goods. We see this as a great time to introduce First Tennessee Bank to the business leaders of Houston."         - See more at: http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2014/04/03/624299/10075371/en/Photo-Release-Houston-Banker-Gary-Olander-to-Lead-New-Market-for-150-Year-Old-First-Tennessee-Bank.html#sthash.tVh565aF.dpuf
regional president for Whitney Bank and most recently Houston CEO of Sovereign Bank - See more at: http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2014/04/03/624299/10075371/en/Photo-Release-Houston-Banker-Gary-Olander-to-Lead-New-Market-for-150-Year-Old-First-Tennessee-Bank.html#sthash.tVh565aF.dpuf
regional president for Whitney Bank and most recently Houston CEO of Sovereign Bank - See more at: http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2014/04/03/624299/10075371/en/Photo-Release-Houston-Banker-Gary-Olander-to-Lead-New-Market-for-150-Year-Old-First-Tennessee-Bank.html#sthash.tVh565aF.dpuf
Apr 4, 2014 8:51 AM

First Tennessee advisory board adds two

Veteran businessmen lead Betty Machine and Foundations Recovery Network, respectively
Mar 7, 2014 11:56 AM

First Tennessee names new Nashville president

Former regional SunTrust exec has in past decade worked in Carolinas
Mar 4, 2014 6:54 AM

CapStar names CRE team leader

CapStar Bank has recruited a veteran lender with experience across the state to lead its commercial real estate group. Lee Hunter comes to five-year-old CapStar after leading the Memphis CRE team for First Tennessee Bank. He will continue to be based in Memphis, where he has lived for more than two decades.

“Lee Hunter has been a leader in commercial real estate both here in Nashville and in Memphis over his entire career,” said Ken Webb, chief development officer for CapStar. “We look forward to adding a CapStar presence across the state of Tennessee. With 25 years of CRE experience, Lee is well-suited to lead our team.”

Hunter is a Nashville native whose first position in commercial real estate was with Maryland Farms Development Co. He later worked at the former NationsBank and First American Bank organizations before joining First Tennessee.

Nov 5, 2013 7:22 AM

Commerce Bank names senior VP of commercial real estate

Veteran banker moving from First Tennessee to oversee region for KC lender
Oct 4, 2013 7:00 AM

Georgia bank enters local health care fray

Former First Tennessee, CapStar managers off to fast start, eye $100M a year
Jul 30, 2013 12:05 PM