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  • Vernon Stafford, Jr.

    Vernon H. Stafford Jr.

    EVP, Chief Audit Executive
    First Horizon National Corporation

    Vernon Stafford Jr. is executive vice president and chief audit executive for First Horizon National Corp. He is responsible for managing and directing corporate internal audit and credit risk assurance. His duties include independently assisting the board of directors, the Audit and Executive/Risk Committees of the Board and bank management in fulfilling their oversight responsibility by evaluating the design, effectiveness and efficiency of the company’s internal controls. Before joining First Horizon, Stafford, a commissioned national bank examiner, served in various field examiner and agency leadership positions with the OCC for 33 years. Stafford graduated from Roger Williams College (now University), with a bachelor of science degree in accounting.