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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:

    America’s Best Midsize Employers list
    Forbes, 2018

    Top 50 Companies for Executive Women
    National Association for Female Executives in 2009, 2012-2018

    2018 Phoenix-Hecht Quality Index™
    Excellence in Middle Market Banking

    2017 Greenwich Excellence Awards
    Earned 23 awards for outstanding service for Business Banking
    Received 11 awards in the Small Business Banking category
    Received eight awards in the Middle Market Banking category
    Received four regional awards

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

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

    Best Workplaces for Women
    Fortune Magazine, 2017

    Best Companies for Multicultural Women
    Working Mother magazine, 2017

    Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
    Bloomberg, 2018

    Best bank to work for
    American Banker, 2013-2017

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

    Best bank
    Best in Black Awards, Tri-State Defender, 2017

    Financial Services Roundtable
    Community Service Leadership Award, 2010, 2017

    Top Workplaces
    Commercial Appeal, 2014-2017

    Best Workplaces for Parents
    Fortune, 2017

    Best Bank
    Johnson City Press, 2017

    Best Workplaces for Diversity
    Fortune, 2017

    Profiles in Diversity Journal
    International Diversity Innovation Award - Top 10, 2017
    International Diversity Innovation Award - Honorary Mention, 2016
    Diversity Leader Award - 2017, 2018
    International Diversity Innovation Award - Top 10, 2014

    Best bank for 17 straight years
    Knoxville News Sentinel

    Most impactful large business
    Young Professionals of Knoxville, 2017

    Top bank in state
    Money, 2017

    Best bank for 10 straight years
    Chattanooga Times Free Press, 2008-2017

    Best financial institution
    The Tennessean's Toast of Music City Awards, 2015-2017

    Top Workplaces
    The Tennessean, 2015-2017

    Best Places to Work in Financial Services
    Fortune Magazine, 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

    Top LGBT-inclusive business
    Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2017

    Training Top 125
    Training magazine, 2012-2017

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

    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

    2017 People’s Choice award
    The Greeneville Sun

    Best Places to Work
    The Memphis Business Journal, 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

    Favorite bank
    Commercial Appeal's Memphis Most readers poll, 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 Small Business and Middle Market Banking

    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

    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

    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