First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN), parent company of First Tennessee Bank, has been honored by the National Association for Female Executives for being one of the 2017 NAFE Top 60 Companies for Executive Women. The annual list is published in Working Mother magazine and recognizes companies across the country that excel in leadership opportunities for women.
In North Carolina, First Tennessee Bank operates financial centers in Raleigh, Cary, Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Greenville.
At First Horizon, the number of women executives and senior leaders has grown by 50 percent since 2010. Women make up 70 percent of employees earning promotions to the manager level and above, and more than 20 percent of its corporate executives are women.
Tammy LoCascio, executive vice president of consumer banking at First Tennessee, recently was in New York to accept the NAFE honor on behalf of First Horizon.
“As a woman and an executive, it makes me particularly proud that First Horizon is one of the best companies in America for female leaders,” LoCascio said. “We are focused on attracting, developing and retaining top talent, period. We are dedicated to providing greater opportunities and an outstanding work environment for all our employees.”
First Horizon was recognized by NAFE for numerous initiatives that support female leadership, including emerging leader and mentoring programs, employee resource groups and a new program linking in-house power players to up-and-coming talent. NAFE highlighted First Horizon’s Women’s Initiative, which for 18 years has provided opportunities for female employees to build upon their leadership skills and develop strong relationships with top executives.
“First Horizon is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion at every level in our company and providing advancement opportunities to women, minority and multicultural employees,” said Chairman and CEO Bryan Jordan. “We believe this is the right thing to do, and we are honored to be recognized by NAFE for our efforts.”