First Tennessee names five new managers

Sandra ClarkOur Town Leaders

First Tennessee Bank has announced several promotions and transfers in Knoxville.


“Our financial center managers are the backbone of our retail delivery system,” said Dave Miller, First Tennessee’s regional president of East Tennessee. “Their leadership defines the customer experience in our financial centers, serving individuals, small business, and often large business customers.”

Kimber Cato has been promoted to financial center manager of the South Knoxville location, having served as a teller for two and a half years and as a universal banker for one and a half years. A graduate of Walters State, Cato holds annuity, life and Nationwide Mortgage License System (NMLS) licenses.

Patrick McMahon is the new financial center manager for the University location. He worked for two years in the mortgage industry before joining First Tennessee in February 2019 and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Pembroke. He serves on the board of the Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association.

Andrew Pankratz is the new financial center manager at the Northshore financial center. He has three years of financial industry experience in a variety of roles at First Tennessee in addition to four years of management experience in the retail apparel industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee and is certified in life insurance and annuity sales. His volunteer service includes serving as a loaned executive for the United Way of Greater Knoxville.

Pam Scott is the new financial center manager of the Campbell Station location. She has 17 years of banking experience and has received 35 company awards.

Pamela Waddell is the new financial center manager at the Knoxville Main office. She has 31 years of experience at First Tennessee with 17 years at the downtown Knoxville location. She holds licenses in life insurance and Series 6 and has achieved numerous company awards.

First Tennessee has 20 branches in Knoxville and is Knox County’s market share leader with almost 20 percent share. Its parent company, First Horizon National Corporation, announced in June that it will bring together its family of companies under a unified set of brand names and a new logo. In the fall, Capital Bank, First Tennessee Bank, FTB Advisors, and FTN Financial will become First Horizon Bank, First Horizon Advisors and FHN Financial, respectively.

First Horizon National Corp. recently announced its second quarter 2019 financial results. Reported earnings per share were 35 cents, up from 31 cents in first quarter 2019; on an adjusted basis1, earnings per share were 42 cents, up from 35 cents in first quarter 2019.

“Our results demonstrated our commitment to achieve our Capital Bank merger objectives and the strategic priorities we laid out during our Investor Day to transform First Horizon,” said Bryan Jordan, First Horizon’s chair and CEO. “In the second quarter, we gained loan and deposit growth momentum within our key markets and specialty areas, exercised good expense discipline while reinvesting in the company, and continued to strengthen our balance sheet. As we head into the second half of the year, we remain optimistic about our bankers’ ability to continue to deliver on our plan.”

Information submitted by Jennifer Holder, representing First Tennessee Bank.

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