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  • Our Recognition

  • We're honored by the recognition awarded us by the national news media. We are especially proud of the praise we have received for our community service and family-friendly work environment. Here are some of our honors:

    CEO Cancer Gold Standard Employer
    CEO Roundtable of Cancer, 2011-2016

    Elite 100 List of Top Technology Innovators
    InformationWeek 500, 2014, 2016

    2016 Phoenix-Hecht Treasury Management Quality Index
    Top grades for customer service and overall relationship manager effectiveness

    2015 Greenwich Excellence Awards
    22 awards in Middle Market Banking and Small Business Banking

    Top 50 Companies for Executive Women
    National Association for Female Executives in 2009, 2012-2016

    Top 50 Workplaces
    Commercial Appeal, 2014-2015

    Best Places to Work for 2015
    The Memphis Business Journal

    Best bank
    Memphis Flyer Best of Memphis poll, 2015

    Best bank to work for
    No. 1 bank with assets over $10 billion
    American Banker, 2013-2015

    100 Best Companies for Working Mothers
    Working Mother magazine's annual list of the 100 Best Companies since 1995

    Institutional Investor magazine, mid-cap category
    Best Investor Relations Company, 2010 and 2015 
    Best IR Professional, 2010 and 2015 
    Best CEO, 2010 and 2013
    All-American Executive Team, 2010
    Best CFO, 2010

    Training Top 125
    Training magazine, 2012-2016

    Best bank
    The Tennessean's Toast of Music City awards, 2015

    Best regional attraction
    The Tennessean's Toast of Music City awards, 2015

    2015 Top Workplaces
    The Tennessean

    Best bank
    Commercial Appeal's Memphis Most readers poll, 2015

    Best bank for eight straight years
    Chattanooga Times Free Press, 2008-2015

    No. 27 among America’s 500 best employers
    Forbes Magazine, 2015

    Best bank
    Kingsport Times-News readers poll, 2015

    100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in America
    Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption since 2009

    J.D. Power scores are our highest ever
    2015 J.D. Power Retail Banking Satisfaction Study, South Central Region

    2015 Hermes Platinum Award
    Community Investment and Social Media Campaigns for First Tennessee Foundation’s 150 Days of Giving

    2015 Communitas Awards
    Excellence in Community Service for First Tennessee Foundation’s 150 Days of Giving

    Top Ten Diversity Innovator
    Profiles in Diversity Journal, 2014

    Institutional Investor magazine
    Top investor relations company, 2014

    Top diversity employer
    Professional Women's Multicultural Magazine, 2013-2014

    Best bank in Memphis
    Yelp, 2014

    Best bank for 13 straight years
    Knoxville News Sentinel, 2002-2014

    Best bank in Jefferson County, TN
    Standard Banner, 2014

    Healthier Tennessee workplace
    Gov. Bill Haslam's health and wellness initiative, 2014

    InformationWeek 500
    Information Week's Top 500 for our excellent use of technology in support of corporate strategies, 2010-2013

    Downtown Vision Award
    Downtown Memphis Commission, 2013

    Best Employers for Workers Over 50
    AARP, 2003-2012

    Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award
    American Psychological Association, 2011

    Financial Services Roundtable
    Community Service Leadership Award Recipient, 2010

    Best Employers in Tennessee
    BusinessTN's annual list for 2010

    Best Employers in Middle Tennessee
    BusinessTN's annual list for 2010

    Grand Prix Award, Best Overall Investor Relations
    IR Magazine, 2009

    Top Places to Work in PR
    PR News, 2009