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NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carol Yochem, who started her banking career at First Tennessee, is coming home as the bank's new Middle Tennessee president.
First Tennessee Bank has named Carol Yochem president of its Middle Tennessee region.
First Tennessee named Doyle Rippee chairman of Middle Tennessee market.
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She will succeed Doyle Rippee, who will become the Middle Tennessee chairman of First Tennessee.
Yochem's arrival signals an accelerated commitment by Tennessee's largest and most established financial institution to Middle Tennessee, according to Bryan Jordan, chairman and CEO of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN), First Tennessee's parent company. "First Tennessee is committed to Middle Tennessee," he said. "We have had an extensive presence here since 1972, and we have gained significant momentum over the past five years. We want First Tennessee to be Nashville's bank."
First Tennessee has relationships with one in four households in Tennessee, the number one market share in the state and one of the highest customer retention rates of any bank in the country. First Tennessee ranked in the top 6 percent of 750 banks in Greenwich and Associates Excellence in Banking survey. InformationWeek has named First Horizon one of the country's top tech innovators for a decade, and the company has earned recognition as one of the nation's best employers for almost 20 years.