MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Tennessee, the bank that pioneered diversity banking in Tennessee and a nationally recognized diversity innovator and top place to work, has promoted Lynne Walker to enhance its strategy for diversity and inclusion in the company and its communities. As executive vice president of affinity banking strategy Walker will report to David Popwell, president of banking for First Tennessee's parent company, First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN). She will also work closely with First Horizon's chief human resources officer, John Daniel.
Lynne Walker
Lynne Walker, First Tennessee Bank's executive vice president of affinity banking strategy

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Walker was promoted from senior vice president of treasury management. "Lynne has more than 30 years of banking experience. She's earned accolades as an advocate for small business and for her customer-focused leadership," said Popwell. "Lynne will help us capitalize on opportunities to make our commitment to diversity and inclusion highly visible in our company and our communities. Just as we've earned a reputation for being one of the country's best places to work, we want to strengthen our reputation as a company that celebrates and supports diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the marketplace."

About First Tennessee

First Tennessee is part of the First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN) family of companies. The company was founded during the Civil War in 1864 and has the 14 th oldest national bank charter in the country. The 4,300 employees of First Horizon provide financial services through more than 170 bank locations in and around Tennessee and 26 FTN Financial Group offices across the U.S. First Horizon has been recognized as one of the nation's best employers by Forbes, Working Mother and American Banker magazines. More information is available at

CONTACT: Lynne Walker (901)523-4373         David Popwell (901)523-4109

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