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David T. Popwell

David Popwell

President, Specialty Banking


David Popwell is president of specialty banking for First Horizon Bank and is responsible for the oversight and strategy of First Horizon’s specialty lines of business and syndication efforts.

Popwell joined the company in 2007. Prior to joining First Horizon, Popwell held various executive positions. He was chairman, president and CEO of SunTrust Bank in Memphis, executive vice president of National Commerce Financial Corporation, and shareholder with the law firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz.

Popwell is active in the community, serving on the board of Regional One Health. He previously served on the board of the Shelby County Crime Commission. In 2007, Popwell was inducted into the Christian Brothers High School Hall of Fame and received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America.

Popwell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Alabama, a Juris Doctorate from Washington and Lee University School of Law and a Master of Laws in taxation from New York University School of Law.