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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:

    Fifth most reputable bank in the U.S.
    American Banker, 2017

    Top Workplaces
    The Tennessean, 2015, 2016, 2017

    Best bank for 16 straight years
    Knoxville News Sentinel

    Best Places to Work in Financial Services
    Fortune, 2017

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

    Best Companies for Multicultural Women
    Working Mother magazine, 2017

    Top 50 Companies for Executive Women
    National Association for Female Executives in 2009, 2012-2017

    CEO Cancer Gold Standard Employer
    CEO Roundtable of Cancer, 2011-2017

    Best bank in Nashville
    Greater Nashville House & Home & Garden, 2017

    2016 Greenwich Excellence Awards
    Earned 20 awards in Middle Market and Small Business Banking

    2017 Phoenix-Hecht Treasury Management Quality Index™
    Top grades for Middle Market Banking

    CEO Culture of Health
    Memphis Business Group on Health, 2014-2016

    Training Top 125
    Training magazine, 2012-2017

    Diversity Leader Award
    Profiles in Diversity Journal, 2017

    Top LGBT-inclusive business
    Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2017

    Bryan Jordan CEO of the year
    Inside Memphis Business magazine, 2016

    Top 10 CEOs Who Had a Good Year
    Chairman and CEO Bryan Jordan
    American Banker, 2016

    Gold-Fit Friendly Worksite
    American Heart Association, 2016

    2016 Greenwich Best Brand Awards for Small Business Banking
    Honored in "ease of doing business" and "trust" categories

    2016 Greenwich Excellence Award for Wealth Management and Personal Investment Services
    FTB Advisors honored in “customer service” category

    Top 50 Workplaces
    Commercial Appeal, 2014-2016

    2017 People’s Choice award
    The Greeneville Sun

    Best bank to work for
    Top-rated bank with assets above $10 billion
    American Banker, 2013-2016

    Best Places to Work
    The Memphis Business Journal, 2015-2016

    Best financial institution
    The Tennessean's Toast of Music City Awards, 2015-2016

    Best bank
    Memphis Flyer Best of Memphis poll, 2004-2016

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

    Top Financial and Banking Company
    Professional Women’s Magazine, Best of the Best, 2016

    Honorary Mention, International Innovation Awards
    Profiles in Diversity Journal, 2016

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

    Favorite bank
    Commercial Appeal's Memphis Most readers poll, 2016

    Best bank for nine straight years
    Chattanooga Times Free Press, 2008-2016

    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 Workplaces
    Commercial Appeal, 2014-2015

    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

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

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

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

    Best bank
    Kingsport Times-News readers poll, 2015

    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 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

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