First Horizon Announces Leadership Appointments to Advance Strategic Objectives
Realigns Leadership Structure in Consumer and Wholesale Banking to Drive Enhanced Customer Experience and Operational ExcellenceMEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — First Horizon National Corporation (NYSE:FHN) today announced executive leadership appointments and a realignment of its consumer and wholesale banking segments to advance its long-term strategic objectives. The realignment is effective immediately and includes the following appointments:Todd Jones, previously managing director and group head of franchise finance, has been appointed as executive vice president of wholesale banking and will report directly to David Popwell, president of banking for First Horizon. In this newly created role, Jones will be responsible for serving commercial and business banking customers with oversight of treasury management, commercial real estate, corporate finance, syndications and the specialty lending areas. Additionally, Jones will also serve as a member of First Horizon’s executive management committee.Tammy LoCascio, executive vice president of consumer banking, will expand her role to include leadership responsibility for mortgage and consumer loan delivery, consumer products and business analytics. Prior to this announcement, LoCascio led retail, private client, wealth management, small business, mortgage and consumer loan delivery, call centers, consumer products and business analytics. Her expanded responsibilities are in addition to these areas of consumer banking. LoCascio will continue to report directly to David Popwell and serve as a member of the executive management committee.“As we continue to successfully execute on our strategic priorities and drive growth, First Horizon is committed to ensuring our leadership and structure advances our objectives,” said David Popwell, president of banking for First Horizon. “These appointments and realignment streamline decision-making and position the bank to continue delivering operational excellence while enhancing the customer experience. Tammy and Todd bring incredible leadership, as well as enterprise expertise to the roles, having successfully guided the growth of our retail banking and franchise finance businesses. We are confident they will continue our momentum in consumer and wholesale banking and their new roles reflect the advancements we are driving across our organization.”About Todd JonesJones brings more than 22 years of experience in the financial services industry. He joined First Horizon in 2016 to lead a newly created franchise finance vertical following the acquisition of a restaurant loan portfolio from a leading sector lender. Under his leadership, the franchise finance team has been established as one of the premier firms in their sector, growing customers and commitments. He has been frequently featured as a keynote speaker at various restaurant industry and individual brand events.Before joining First Horizon, Jones spent 16 years in various capacities at GE Capital. His experience includes roles of increasing responsibility in capital markets, sales, and marketing. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business with a major in accounting from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Jones is active in the community with Junior Achievement of Arizona and serves on the Board of Governors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.About Tammy LoCascioLoCascio has served as executive vice president of consumer banking of First Horizon, delivered a strategy that transformed the consumer organization and doubled profitability twice in the last six years. Previously, LoCascio led First Horizon’s retail line of business working with the markets across the company to provide strategic direction as well as sales and operational support.Prior to joining First Horizon, she held several retail banking executive leadership roles including mid-south region chief administrative officer at Regions Bank, director of retail banking at Union Planters Bank and training director and retail executive at National City Bank. LoCascio earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and business administration from the University of Florida. She was honored as one of Memphis’ most influential women in business by the Memphis Business Journal, receiving the 2018 Super Women in Business Award.About First Horizon First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN) provides financial services through its First Tennessee, Capital Bank, FTB Advisors, and FTN Financial businesses. First Horizon operates approximately 300 bank locations across the southern U.S. and 28 FTN Financial offices across the entire U.S. Our banking subsidiary was founded in 1864 and has the 14th oldest national bank charter in the country. Our First Tennessee and Capital Bank brands have the largest deposit market share in Tennessee and one of the highest customer retention rates of any bank in the country. We have been ranked by American Banker as No. 5 among the Top 10 Most Reputable U.S. Banks. Our FTB Advisors wealth management group has more than 300 financial professionals and provides services to about $4.8 billion in assets under management. FTN Financial is a capital markets industry leader in fixed income sales, trading and strategies for institutional customers in the U.S. and abroad. We have been recognized as one of the nation’s best employers by Working Mother and American Banker magazines and the National Association for Female Executives. More information is available at www.FirstHorizon.com.FHN-G CONTACT: First Horizon Media Relations, Silvia Alvarez, (901) 523-4465 First Horizon Investor Relations, Aarti Bowman, (901) 523-4017
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