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Tennessee Banker & Salisbury Native to Speak at Catawba's CEO Lecture Series April 12

March 22, 2011

Category: Alumni, Business & Economics, Events

SpeakerBryan Jordan, president and chief executive officer of First Horizon National Corporation in Memphis, Tenn., will be the seventh keynote speaker to participate in the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business' Distinguished CEO Lecture Series at Catawba College on Tuesday, April 12.

Jordan, a 1984 Catawba College alumnus and Salisbury native, will offer remarks entitled "Be Fast, Be Nimble" beginning at 11 a.m. on April 12 in Hedrick Little Theatre of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus.

Although the event is free and open to the public, those planning to attend are asked to register with Cecilia Stach in the Ketner School of Business by calling (704) 637-4405 or through e-mail at A question and answer period will follow Jordan's lecture, and a reception will be offered in Peeler Crystal Lounge at the conclusion of the event.

Jordan has 24 years of financial services industry experience and had previously served as First Horizon's chief financial officer before moving into his current role as president and chief executive officer. Before joining First Horizon, he served as chief financial officer at Regions Financial Corp. His experience also includes positions at Wachovia (formerly First Union Corp.) and KPMG.

In 2011, Jordan was reappointed to the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve. He serves on the boards of Youth Villages and Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and on the Community Advisory Board of Baptist Hospital. He is co-chair of the Tennessee CEOs Against Cancer Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

FHNCHe earned his baccalaureate degree in finance and accounting from Catawba and currently serves on the college's board of trustees. Jordan and wife Kim are parents of three children.

The 5,400 employees of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE: FHN) provide financial services through more than 180 bank locations in and around Tennessee and 18 FTN Financial Group offices in the U.S. and abroad. First Tennessee has the leading combined market deposit share in the counties where it does business and one of the highest customer retention rates of any bank in the country. FTN Financial is an industry leader in fixed income sales, trading and strategies for institutional clients in the U.S. and abroad. FHN has been recognized as one of the nation's best employers by AARP and Working Mother magazines. More information can be found at

Jordan's remarks at Catawba mark the seventh such event in the Distinguished CEO Lecture Series. Prior speakers have included Louis DeJoy, chief executive officer of New Breed Logistics, Inc.; Jeffrey Kane, former senior vice president in charge of the Charlotte office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; Bob Ingram, vice chairman pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline; Ellen Ruff, then president of Duke Energy – Carolinas; Robert Wagner, Lowe's senior vice president of specialty sales and store operations support, and Kelly King, chairman and chief executive officer of BB&T Corporation.


PhotosPHOTOS: CEO Lecture Series Speaker Bryan Jordan



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