Our Awards

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:

2017 Phoenix-Hecht Treasury Management Quality Index
Top grades for customer service and overall relationship manager effectiveness

2016 Greenwich Best Brand Award
Best Brand in Small Business Banking for Ease of Doing Business and Trust

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

Top 50 Companies for Executive Women
National Association for Female Executives in 2009, 2012-2016

Top 50 Workplaces
Commercial Appeal, 2014-2015

Best bank
Memphis Flyer Best of Memphis poll, 2016

Best bank to work for
No. 1 bank with assets over $10 billion
American Banker, 2013-2016

Best Places to Work
The Memphis Business Journal, 2015-16

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

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

Training Top 125
Training magazine, 2012-2016

Best bank
The Tennessean's Toast of Music City awards, 2015-2016

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

2015 Top Workplaces
The Tennessean

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

Best bank for eight straight years
Chattanooga Times Free Press, 2008-2015

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

Best bank
Kingsport Times-News readers poll, 2015

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

CEO Cancer Gold Standard Employer
CEO Roundtable of Cancer, 2011-2016

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

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

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 for 16 straight years
Knoxville News Sentinel

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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